James “Pat” Patrick Ballard, 64, of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2020. Pat was born on March 6, 1956 to the late Everett and Evelyn (Waits) Ballard in South Bend, IN.
Pat is survived by his wife Darlene Ballard; step children, Matt (Heidi) Pollard, Kelly (Tamarr) McKay, Melissa (Mark) Barrett and Daniel Ballard; grandchildren, Connor Pollard, Carson Pollard and TJ McKay, Josh (Amy) Barrett, Jake Barrett, Jordan (Victoria) Barrett, Julian Barrett; great granddaughter, Luna Barrett; step mother, Betty Ballard; brother, Christopher Ballard and step sister, Carolyn (Ken) Nemes. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Terry and William “Bill” Ballard and step brother, David Moubray.
Pat retired from Local 150 after 40 years of service as a crane operator. He enjoyed building things and doing projects around the house. Pat loved to spend time with his family and pets, especially Daisy. Pat was a history buff and liked to take pictures. He enjoyed camping and traveling with Fort Myers Beach and Colorado being some of his favorite destinations.
Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, July 28th, from 6-8 PM at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. The funeral service for Pat will be held on Wednesday, July 29th, at 10 AM at Hahn Funeral Home.
Due to the health and safety standards for COVID-19 face masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced.
Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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