Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm with 7:30pm Rosary
Thorp Funeral Home
110 West School Street
Thorp, WI 54771
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 - 10:30am
St.Bernard-St.Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771
PETER O. BALLARD, age 43, of Stanley, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 in the Town of Delmar, rural Boyd. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp, with Rev. Al Jakubowski and Rev. Don Meuret concelebrating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Traci Krueger, John Krueger, Josh Young, Matt Young, Cory Sobralski, Jeff Dillard and Sebastian Neisius. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Peter Owen Ballard was born on March 12, 1970 in Michigan City, IN, the son of William and Peggy (Baker) Ballard. He graduated from River Valley High School in Three Oaks, MI. Peter was employed as a factory worker in the metal fabrication industry unil he moved to Stanley, WI in 2011 to take care of his parents. Peter was a devoted and loving son, brother and father.
In his spare time, he loved motocross racing, arm wrestling, bodybuilding, and all sports in general.
He is survived by his three children: Cody, Tyler, and Aryan Ballard, all of Stanley; his parents: William and Peggy Ballard, of Stanley; one brother: Joey Ballard of Benton Harbor, MI; one sister: Charlotte Fontaine of Benton Harbor, MI; many loving Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; one brother: David Ballard; and one sister: Tina Ballard.