Donald N. Ward

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Donald N. Ward, 83

Donald N. Ward, 83, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Brookston, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Largo Medical Center of Largo, Florida.

He was born December 5, 1929, in Streator, Ill., to the late Charles F. and Marie S. (Wolfanger) Ward. He graduated from Streator High School in 1947 and earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.

His marriage was to Martha S. Walsh on July 30, 1955, in Spring Valley, Illinois. She survives.

He served in the military during the Korean War from 1953-1955. He was an electrician by trade, worked as a registered professional engineer, retiring from the Scholer Corporation, Lafayette, in 1994.

Donald was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Seminole, Fla., Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, Rotary, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the American Legion.

He enjoyed numismatics and golf.

Surviving with his wife, are three children; Thomas C. Ward (Diane) of Auburn, Joan M. Land (Rick/deceased) of Hope, and Carol W. Farrell of West Lafayette; seven grandchildren: Anne Delegrange (Chris), Kate Baughman (Bobby), Joshua, Molly and Joseph Land, and Kelly and Mason Farrell; two great-grandchildren: Will and Ben Delegrange.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert D. "Bob" Ward; and brother, Richard C. Ward.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home of Brookston with Pastor Brian White officiating. Internment to follow at Brookston Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made in his name to Children's Ministry/ Activities at either Brookston United Methodist Church or Battleground United Methodist Church. Share memories and condolences online at

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2013
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