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Dean A. Ballard

September 22, 1961 - September 05, 2017

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Dean Alan Ballard of Clawson died September 5, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital- Macomb. He was 55 years old.  Dean was born September 22, 1961 in Royal Oak, Michigan to Nancy Ruth (nee: Hemp) Ballard and William Gerald “Jerry” Ballard..

Dean graduated from Clawson High School in 1980 and worked for Franks Shoe Service in Birmingham, Michigan. Dean had a passion for snowmobiling and he enjoyed sharing it with his kids and grandchildren, He loved spending time with his family. Dean enjoyed hunting,   and loved sports; Detroit Red Wings & Tigers were his favorite. If anyone ever need anything, he was there. 

Dean is survived by his daughter Kayla Ballard and his son Michael Ballard. 2 grandchildren Kandice and Trevor. Siblings Dale (Leslie), Richard “Drew” (Donna), Doug (Ronda) and Sheila (Charles) Locano. Dean is also survived by his extended family and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Nancy Ballard.

A Celebration of Dean's life will be planned for a future date.

Donations Information

Donations in Dean's memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

If you would like to make a donation to the family for Dean's grandchildren please make a check to:

Kayla Ballard
C/O Gramer Funeral Home
705 North Main Street
Clawson, Michigan 48017

Donations Link:

American Heart Association

Dean A. Ballard


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