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Gordon R. Ballard

April 24, 1924 ~ April 21, 2020 (age 95)


Gordon R. Ballard, 95 of Winona, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Providence Place Assisted Living, Minneapolis, MN.

Gordon Robert was born April 24, 1924, in Judson Township, MN, to Robert and Gwendolyn (Jones) Ballard.  He graduated Garden City High School.  When he began his career at Standard Lumber it was an entry level position and he rose through the ranks.  He retired as their Chief Financial Officer.

On September 7, 1947, he married June Elaine Fleming and together they raised two children.

He is survived by a daughter, Roxann Ballard; a son Stuart Ballard; two grandchildren: Jessica Ballard and Rebecca (Dan) Gelderman; two great grandchildren: Camryn and Carter Gelderman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Elaine Ballard; two sisters: Angela (John) Ward and Ruth Ballard.

Services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, MN.

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