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Walter Eugene Ward Jr.

Walter Eugene Ward Jr., 74, of Ossian, IN, and formerly from Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Ossian Heath and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Ward was a Huntington High School graduate. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Arcola United Methodist Church. He retired in 2002 from Superior Essex after 22 years.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1946, in Huntington, to Walter Eugene Sr. and Marybelle Fishbaugh Ward. His mother survives in Roanoke. He was married to Lolly Ward for 54 years. She survives in Ossian.

Additional survivors include three children, Tom (Ashley Ayers) Ward, of Bluffton, Tracy (Erica) Ward, of Markle, and Lindsey (Tony) Mason, of Zanesville; a sister, Penny (Paul) Stein, of Glasgow, KY; a brother, Terry (Debbie) Ward, of Churubusco; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Ward; a daughter-in-law, Shawn Ward; and a granddaughter, Rayonah Ward.

A funeral service took place on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, Fort Wayne.

Burial was in Nine Mile Maple Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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