Ronald Ward of Valparaiso passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at his home. He
He was born Jan. 21, 1942 in Gary, the son of Benjamin Thomas and Virginia (Shoemake)
Ward, who preceded him in death. He was married to Carol (Truth) Ward, who
also preceded him in death.
Ronald is survived by sons Wayne Ward (wife Rhonda) of Chesterton and Jerald
Ward (Cathy) of Florida; daughter Sherry Ward of Portage; brother James Ward
(Marlene) of South Carolina; sister Joyce Beck of Portage; grandchildren
Scott, Michael, Grace, Evan, Randy, Kevin, Christina, Jacob, Brandon Michael
and Brandon William; and great grandchild, Alisa Lynn.
Ronald was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a Strand Operator for U.S.
Steel and was a member of Liberty Bible Church. Ronald loved fishing and
hunting with his son, Wayne. He also enjoyed woodworking and crafts. Ronald
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the VFW, American Legion
Post, and the Chesterton Moose Lodge.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Burial will follow at
Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6
from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.