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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Alan L. Ball

Des Moines

Alan Lee Ball, 67, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at University Park Nursing and Rehab. He was born March 24, 1950, in Des Moines, Iowa, and adopted Howard and Edith (Knouse) Ball. Alan was raised on the family farm. He was a loving man and took very good care of his family. He loved spending time with his daughter and his grandchildren. Alan had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing, old westerns, playing poker, music and collecting movies. Alan was loved by all.

He is survived by his daughter, Allison “Leah” Beveridge, grandchildren, Ruthie, Michael and Nathan Anspach, and extended family and friends. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Edith Ball and his brother, Vern Ball.

No services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.