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Minnie Ball

August 7, 1924 — March 8, 2021


Minnie Marie Ball age 96 a lifelong resident of Nashwauk passed away peacefully, Monday, March 8, 2021. Minnie was born August 7, 1924 in Nashwauk to Fred and Opal (Colwell) Nyhus. Minnie was a member of the Cloverdale Mennonite Church; she was joined in marriage September 12, 1941 to John Robert Ball. Minnie was known for knitting numerous pairs of mittens, quilting, baking and her infectious smile. She was preceded in death by her parents,  Fred and Opal, husband, John Robert Ball, sons, Cookie  Ball, Fred Ball and one little angel infant boy, infant brother, brothers, Floyd Nyhus, Harold Nyhus and Gilman Nyhus daughter-in-law, Carol Ball, son-in-law, Les Kastonek. Minnie is survived by her children, Robert Ball of Savage, MN, Charles “Chuck” (Pat) Ball of Cloverdale, MN, Carol (Al) Kastonek of Pengilly, MN, Carl (Terry) Ball of Hermantown, MN, Jane (Glenn) Blair, Nashwauk, MN, daughter-in-law, Sue Ball, siblings, Alice Elj of Nashwauk, MN, Joyce Rude of Pengilly, MN and Henry (Janice) Nyhus of Lander, WY, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended relatives. A private graveside service will be held at the Nashwauk Cemetery.

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