Private family services for 81 year old Delbert Ball of Hay Springs will be Tuesday April 21, 2020 at the Gordon Countryside Care Nursing Home. Delbert will be buried at the Hemingford Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Hay Springs Voluntary Fire Department. Memorials can be sent to PO Box 148, Hay Springs, NE 69347
Delbert Ball was born March 5, 1939 in Alliance, Nebraska to Harold and Vivian (Curry) Ball. He passed away on April 15, 2020 in Gordon, NE of natural causes.
Delbert grew up on the family farm south of Hay Springs and attended Banner School and graduated from Hay Springs High School. Delbert loved the family farm as he was born, raised and spent 79 years of his life on the farm until he moved to Assisted Living in 2017. He took care of both his parents in their later years. He loved trucking livestock and was always seen at the local sale barns hauling cattle in, and in the early years waited around in the evenings for a load to take back for someone. He loved helping out anybody that needed it. If anybody called and needed help, Delbert was always willing. Delbert worked a lot of farm jobs out of high school. Just to name a few he worked for Buster Davis and Jim Johnson
Delbert married Carolyn Krauskopf Orr on January 28, 1988. This marriage lasted 32 happy years. They enjoyed farming, trucking and visiting with family and friends. They were often seen at the local café.
Delbert is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ball; step-children: Kent (Shania) Orr of Grand Island; Kory Orr of Hay Springs and Kelly Orr of Craig, CO; Sister: Musetta Norman, of Blouder City, Nevada; nephew Tarl (Carrie) Norman; niece Kenda (Dan) Keenan. Brother-in-law, Myron (Judy) Krauskopf of Decorah, Iowa
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Vivian Ball; and brother-in-law Wayne Norman