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Frank C. Ward

June 9, 1925 May 13, 2020
Frank C. Ward
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FRANK C. WARD, 94, of Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Resthave Home in Morrison.

There will be a private family graveside service at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, IL, officiated by Pastor Carol Soderholm of First Lutheran Church of Jordan, Sterling. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank was born June 9, 1925 in Morrison, to Jay H. and Susie M. (Hart) Ward. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools, and was a graduate of Morrison High School. He attended the University of IL at Galesburg, IL. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII, on the USS California. On September 7, 1957, he married Leona M. Stern in Sterling. She died on January 31, 2020. Frank farmed in the rural Morrison area for 45 years. Most recently he was employed as a custodian at the Whiteside County Courthouse. He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Jordan, and served on the church’s council. He was also a member of Whiteside County Farm Bureau and Morrison American Legion. Frank enjoyed reading, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include one daughter, Colleen (Robert) Kelper of Morrison; one son, David (Becky) Ward of Sabula, IA; five grandchildren, Nathan (Jessica Dodd) Hinrichs, Nolan Hinrichs, Matthew (Carli) Ward, Derek (Tara) Ward, Halie (AJ) Burge; seven great grandchildren, Lilah and Emersyn Ward, Brantley Hinrichs and Parker Dodd; Austin, Trace and Bryclyn Shoup; one sister, Harriett Houseman of Morrison; one brother, Donald Ward of Prophetstown, IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Ward; one brother, Jay Ward Jr.

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