Richard "Dick" Ballard

Obituary of Richard "Dick" Edward Ballard

Richard Edward Ballard



Age 93, passed away on January 18, 2019.  Born February 15, 1925 in Lansing, MI.  Dick served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years.  He retired from Fisher-Body on July 31, 1980 after 32 years of service.

Surviving are his son, Richard (Susanne) Ballard and their children, Lucas Ballard, Helena (Lance) Fischel and their children, Ella & Shane; and Lydia Ballard;  daughter, Donna Kaye and her daughter, Jennifer ( Paris) Guffey; son,  Michael Grant and  his children, Mike Jr., Michelle, & Angela;  son, Mark (Laurie) Grant and their children, John, Kellie, & Daniel; daughter,  Karen (Gary) Ferguson and their children, Jasper, Evan, Mason, Spencer, and & Camille; daughter, Crystal (Blane) Rings and their children, Landon ( Natalie) Carr and their children, Quora & Flynn; Melissa (Tyler) Eathington, Hayden Carr, and Griffen Carr; and with loving respect to: Elaina, Cheri, Christie & Lori; Malinda, Lannie, Jason, Justin & Katie and their families.  Dick was preceded in death by his wives, Lela F. in 1982 and Barbara J. in 2018; parents, Earl & Clara; siblings, Edward, Robert, Mary, Lawrence, Don, and Patricia.

Visitation is 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday with a 7:00 P.M. Scripture service in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing.  Funeral Liturgy is 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow, Lansing with Fr. John P. Klein presiding.  Viewing will be 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Wednesday at church.  Rite of committal St. Joseph Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.  Friends may visit the guest book at

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