Obituary: Michael “Mikey” Ball, Jr.

July 24, 1981 ~ July 26, 2022

Michael Emory Ball, Jr., “Mikey” to all who knew and loved him, 41, of Davenport, IA, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest at his home on July 26, 2022.

He was born in Green Bay, WI on July 24, 1981, the son of Michael Emory Ball, Sr. and Donna Darlene (Miller) Ball. Mikey grew up in Ellison Bay, WI, in northern Door County, and initially worked as Personal Trainer in London after high school. He studied business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Mikey then went on to manage fitness centers in both Thailand and Malaysia for several years. After his time in Thailand and Malaysia, he began his E-Commerce career at Woodrow Engineering in Sister Bay, WI before moving to California to work for TrendSpot. In March 2020, he moved to Iowa where he was the E-Commerce Division Manager for Kent Corp in Muscatine, IA.

Mikey was an avid outdoorsman – thoroughly enjoying camping, hiking, hunting, boating, and fishing. He also liked cooking and food, drumming, traveling, and bodybuilding.

Mikey’s big heart and quirky sense of humor will be deeply missed by his parents, Michael and Donna Ball of Ellison Bay, WI; sister, Cassidy Shebloski (Ryan and Hailey) of Fort Wayne, IN; aunts and uncles; cousins; many friends from around the world; and special friend, Kerra Daly.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; uncle, Charles A. Ball III; and other relatives.

Mikey’s life will be honored with a memorial service held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church, 852 Europe Bay Rd., Ellison Bay, WI 54210. He will be laid to rest in Ellison Bay Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in his name for a humane society or animal shelter of your choice.    

Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay, WI is assisting the Ball family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Mikey may be shared with his family through his tribute page at