James Daniel Ball, age 73 of Mesa, Arizona passed away on February 28, 2015 at Banner Baywood Hospital.
J.D. was born June 7, 1941 in Bemidji, Minnesota.

J.D. is preceded in death by Peter Ball, father and Bess Youngstrom, mother.

He is survived by Eileen (Lee) Ball, wife
Jimmy Wahl, Son
Heather-Lea (Darrold) Re-DeGunia, Daughter
Marcus Perez, Grandson (son of Jimmy Wahl)
J.D. Wahl, Grandson (son of Jimmy Wahl)
Danielle Hamilton, Grandaughter (daughter of Jimmy Wahl)
Jacob Re, Grandson (son of Heather-Lea DeGunia)
3 Great Grandchildren

J.D. was a loving husband, father and best friend who enjoyed downhill skiing, boating, fishing, singing (Frank Sinatra), golfing and traveling. He was a devoted husband and best friend to his wife and a wonderful father to his children. He is dearly missed and if you were lucky to know him, you know how much he enjoyed telling his long, short stories. J.D. served in the Navy from 1959 to 1961. J.D. married his best friend on October 14, 1978. He was a DJ for the local radio station in Bemidji, MN and was a drummer for local bands. He taught broadcasting for 26 years at Minneapolis North High School. We love you and we will see you again.

Services for J.D. will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 10:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church.

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3 Responses to “JAMES “J.D.” DANIEL BALL”

  1. Rob Hebzynski May 18, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    I’m a former student of J.D., and will remember him fondly forever. My deepest sympathies.

  2. Arnie Wheeler May 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    He was a tremendous influence on me and the hundreds of others who went through the KBEM program. I will always remember him fondly.

  3. J.D. Was a professional broadcaster who gave his expertise to students in Minneapolis. It was a privilege to work with him. You will be missed.

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