Judith Ann Ball, 72, of Elba passed away peacefully with family by her bedside at
St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
She was born February 16, 1947 to Robert and Arlene (Polikowsky) Wehrs in
Wabasha, MN. Judy graduated from Elgin-Millville High School. She had several
jobs before retiring from a Rochester nursing home. Judy married Donald Ball on
March 17, 1999. She married into a huge family. They lived in Elba and enjoyed
their campground, rides around town on the gator, watching the wildlife and
spending time with family and friends. Donny died July 12, 2014.
Judy is survived by her father Robert Wehrs of Rochester; sisters, Jerilyn
Ramsey of Claremore, OK., Janet (Charles) Zarling of Rochester, Cynthia
(Robert) Burmeister of Tulsa, OK., and Charlene Smith of Palmer, TX.; Five
nieces and nephews, Christina (Jeremy) Bump of Claremore, OK., Timothy
(Nesha) Ramsey of Bartlesville, OK., Sam (Cindy) Ramsey of Claremore, OK.,
Michael Zarling (Ariana Hoyer) of Apple Valley, MN., and Joshua Smith of
Commerce, TX.; seven great nieces and nephews, Grace, Joshua, and Hope
Bump of Claremore, OK., Andrew and Aubrey of Bartlesville, OK., Chloe and Ella
Ramsey of Claremore, OK.; six step-children, Steve (Linda) Ball of Elba, Sheri
(Mark) Jensen of Theilman, Shawn Ball of Elba, Sheila (Chris) Pappas of
Rochester, Scott Ball of Rochester and Shelly (Mike) Smith of Aberdeen, MD.; 20
step-grandchildren and 34 step-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, and two brothers, Michael
and Roger Wehrs.
Funeral service is Monday, April 1, 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin
with Rev. Terrill Bramstedt officiating. Burial is at Grandview Memorial Gardens in
Rochester. Visitation is Sunday, 3-6 p.m. at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in
Plainview and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, chaplains and
staff on Joseph 3B, St. Mary’s Hospital.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd ST SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-