Zan J. Ballard, 79, passed away May 11, 2020

Zan J. Ballard, 79, of Benton Harbor, passed away on May 11, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Zan's memory may be made to the Therapeutic Equestrian Center or Caring Circle Hospice. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the link on this page.

Zan was born May 30, 1940 in Shady Grove, Miss. to Thomas and Lola (Gambill) Ballard. He was a master electrician with the local IBEW Union 153. He had a passion for farming and raising his Hereford cattle. Zan was a devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his family, most importantly his grandchildren.

Zan is survived by his wife Joyce, whom he married Sept. 17, 1960, his daughters Linda Ballard of Benton Harbor, Kathy Ballard of Huntingdon, Pa. and Christine (Kevin) Sherrod of Steamboat Springs, Colo. and brothers Ronn (Sharon) Ballard of Stevensville and Roger (Jim Eldridge) Ballard of Battle Creek. Also surviving are his grandchildren Newt and Lacey Sherrod, a special nephew Roger Hiler and numerous other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings Laura Knoll, Martha Ballard, Carl Ballard and Deborah Ruth.

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