Adam John Ballard, 40

Adam John Ballard, 40, of Allegan passed away on Saturday, June 30.

Adam was born Nov. 1, 1977, in Grand Rapids, the son of Marvin and Janice (Zuidema) Ballard. He was known far and wide for his kind and giving heart. 

Adam enjoyed many things, such as sleeping in the blind during hunting season, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He worked every day of his life to provide and support his family. 

Adam was preceded in death by his loving partner and wife, Shellie Lynn Irish and his father Marvin Jim Ballard. 

He is survived by his two sons, Shaneebree and his fiancé Taylor, and Jamy; mother, Janice and Bob Sims; older brother Dennis; his two sisters, Lisa Carnegie and Holly Gould; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Adam’s drum set could be heard for miles, now we have to let him jam in heaven.

A memorial graveside service will be Friday, July 20, at 1 p.m. at Poplar Hill Cemetery, Monterey Township.

Donations may be made to Adam’s sons, Shaneebree and Jamy, 3021 127th Ave., Allegan, MI 49010.


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