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