Harold E. Ballman

June 18, 1930April 3, 2012

Harold E. Ballman, 81, of Columbus, died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Ballman, a graduate of Monument City High School in Tipton, retired after 45 years with Taylor Brothers Construction Company. He was a 60-year member of Carpenters Union No. 1775 and a member of the F.O.P., the American Legion, River Rats and numerous camping clubs.

He loved spending time at his farm, “Sanity Acres,” and having his friends out. A veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/43rd Combat Engineers, he served during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan for 14 months.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Mark Hammel officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hospice of South Central Indiana, the American Cancer Society or the National Parkinson Foundation.

Born in Tipton June 18, 1930, Mr. Ballman was the son of John F. and Flora C. Brodbeck Ballman. He married Barbara R. Nugent Nov. 22, 1953, in Westport. She survives.

Also surviving are children, Linda Ballman and her husband Stewart Vickers of Terre Haute, IN, Troy (Robin) Ballman and Mark (Shari) Ballman of Columbus; grandchildren, Travis (Sarah) Ballman, Ryan, Tyler and Jeremy Ballman of Columbus, Daniel and Jennifer Ballman of Eastern, KY; a great-grandson, Grant Ballman; three stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Howard and Charles Ballman.



  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2012


  • Burial

Harold E. Ballman

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June 10, 2012

To Harold's Family - Tonight (6/9/12) we had our Monument City High School Alumni Banquet at Mt Etna, Huntington Co., IN., and wanted to let you know that Harold was included in our Memorial Service. He was so faithful to always attend the banquets and wanted you to know he was missed tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Kathryn Fisher Trisler

Connie Horn

April 9, 2012

Just got the news of Harolds death. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember our visits when he came to the Carpenters office. He was such a kind man. You have my deepest symathy Barbara and family.

Connie Horn

Mark Nugent

April 5, 2012

Barbara, Troy,& Mark,
Sorry for your loss, we sure liked talking at the pitch-ins & going to eat(froglegs).
Mark & Jan Nugent

Millie Hardwick

April 5, 2012

So sorry for your loss! God bless you all.

Tracy Martin

April 4, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Harold's death. I want to let you know that you all are in our prayers! I have such fond memories of you, Harold, Ryan and Travis! God bless you all in this time! Love, Tracy (Lovins) Martin (1st Church of the Nazarene) and Jim Martin

Randy Steele

April 4, 2012

It was a pleasure for me to work for Harold at Taylor Bros. 35yrs ago. He taught me a lot.