Vivian M. Ball, 92, of Auburn, stepped into heaven Tuesday May 7, 2019 in Auburn. Vivian was born May 5, 1927 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Walter and Naomi Mueller. Vivian was a graduate of Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing where she received her registered nurse diploma and then started her career working at Souder Hospital in Auburn and then at DeKalb Memorial Hospital for 28 years retiring on 1993. She was a lifelong Lutheran and Member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn where she was a member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher. Vivian was also a volunteer at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum and American Red Cross Blood Bank. She is survived by three daughters, Ellen (Thomas Twarek) Ball of Crawfordsville, Karen Stephens of Auburn and Micheline (Lyle) Grate of Auburn; sister, Gertrude Dorn of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Andrew (Aimee) Twarek, Kaitlin Stephens, Abby Twarek, Bradley Stephens, Alex Grate, Cameron Twarek, Samuel Grate and Hayley (Luke) Lichstinn; great grandchildren, Eli Twarek, Lila Lichstinn, Micah Twarek and Cassidy Lichstinn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Ball; brother, David Mueller; and a son-in-law, Daniel Stephens. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church 1801 N. Main Street, Auburn. Visitation will be held Friday from 9-11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Jonathan Nack will be officiating. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School.
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