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Michael Eugene Ward passes away at age 76

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Michael Eugene Ward, age 76, of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away January 23, 2020.

He was born in 1943, in Hammond, Indiana, to Eugene Ward and Sarah (Linderman) Ward.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Guldberg) Ward, whom he married April 25, 1963; son, Tim (Jessica) Ward; daughter, Kristin Ward; siblings, Patricia Warren, Mary (Dan) Haley, Edward (Marge) Ward, Gerald Ward and Dawn Kara; brother-in-law, Jerry Staff; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Ann Ward; his parents; sister, Carolyn Staff; and infant brother, Dale Ward.

Michael served his country in the United States Marine Corps, 2/4 battalion, from 1963-1966 and was a Vietnam veteran. During his time in Vietnam Michaelís battalion was involved with Operation Starlite, the first major battle of the Vietnam War.

He retired in 2001 after working 40 years at Inland Steel in the power department. He enjoyed wood carving, baling hay in the summer, fishing, watching John Wayne movies and playing with his dog, Gunnie.

Per his wishes, there will be no services.

Michael was in support of service dog programs for veterans. Donations can be made to Dunes Dog Training Club: Pets N Vets Program, 110 N, Main Street, Hebron, IN, 46341.

Arrangements made with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. To leave online condolences to the family please visit





Posted 1/27/2020




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