Obit: Ball, Samie A. (1913 - 1975)

Contact: Ken Wood


----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 08/11/1975; P 12

Ball, Samie A. (21 MAY 1913 - 8 AUG 1975)

NEILLSVILLE, Clark Co., Wis. - Rites for Samie A. Ball, 62, of 1 Hewett St., Neillsville, operator of the Standard Service Station, taxi service and Coffee Cup Restaurant here, will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home. Mr. Ball died at 2:20 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been patient since July 27.

Officiating at Tuesday’s rites will be the Rev. Joseph N. Henseler, pastor. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. today and Tuesday morning. There will be a rosary service at 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Ball was born May 21, 1913, in Orange County, N.C., where he received his education. He worked in various cities in the South as a service station operator and also served in Armed Forces during World War II.

He came to Neillsville in 1958 and purchased the Standard Service Station at the corner of Hewett and Division Streets in 1959. In 1969, he began Ball’s Taxi Service and the past three years operated the Coffee Cup Restaurant in the same location.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Mr. Ball married the former Mary Kammerer on May 18, 1963, at Neillsville, She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Ronald Gartner, East Troy, and Fred Gartner, McGregor, Iowa; two half-brothers, Lester Ball and Oliver Ball, both of Hillsborough, N.C., and five grandchildren.



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