Age 94 years. Born to life November 19, 1926 in Neshkoro, WI. Passed away peacefully in Milwaukee on June 27, 2021. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara in 2014, son Steve, daughter Kathleen Stippich and grandson Jeffrey. Beloved father of Mike, Patrick (Shirley), Tom (Terri), Karen (James) Wojtowicz, and Linda Bartelt. 15 loving grandchildren, Christy (Steven) Young, Matthew Ward, Michele (Dave) MacLenna, James (Tanya) Stippich, Laura (Tim) Deininger, Mark (Kelsey) Ward, David (Pam) Ward, Kelli (Phil) Mommaerts, Diane (David) Kautzman, Peter Wojtowicz, Chris (Natalie) Wojtowicz, Jason (Sarah) Zylka, Jonathan Zylka, and Robert Zylka. 29 great grandchildren. 1 great great granddaughter. Brother of Martha Liesener. Further survived by step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great great grandchildren, Jim and Bernice Stippich, other relatives and friends.
Visitation Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Jelacic Funeral Home, 5639 West Hampton Ave, Milwaukee from 4:00 PM until Services at 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 6 at 11:00 AM at St James Catholic Church 315 North Main Street, Neshkoro, WI . Burial and military honors will follow Mass at St. James Cemetery in Neshkoro.
Mr. Ward was a proud WW11 US Army veteran.
Memorials appreciated in Mr. Ward's name to St. Anne's Salvatorian Campus 3800 North 92nd Street, Milwaukee 53222.
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