Kenneth George Ward, 81, of Greenbush passed away Aug. 30, 2013, at Saginaw Covenant Health Care.
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Born Aug. 13, 1932, to Harry and Blanche (nee Morrison) Ward in Mikado, he was raised there.
Kenneth served in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army.
He was married to Antoinette Candela for 44 years.
They were residents of Flint, where Kenneth worked as a floor tiler, truck driver and heavy equipment operator before moving to Greenbush in 1972.
Antoinette preceded him in death on March 4, 2005.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oscoda Post 3735; American Legion, Mikado Post 254; the 40 and 8; and Oscoda Eagles Aerie 4237.
He is survived by four daughters, Ella Shreve of Millington, Nina Rosum of Grand Blanc, Patty (Al) Olmstead of Millington and Betty Ward of Greenbush; four sons, Harwood of Greenbush, Jimmy Lee of Greenbush, Kenny of Clio and Robert (Jeannette) of North Branch; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin (Gertie) of Greenbush and Arnold (Ruth) of Oscoda; and one sister-in-law, Verda Ward of Greenbush.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Jones; two brothers, Floyd and Irven; and two sons-in-law, Richard Shreve and John Rosum.
Mr. Ward is at Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln, where visitation will be Friday, Sept. 6, from 2 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m., at the funeral home. The Rev. Edward Morrison will officiate. Burial will be at the Mikado Cemetery. Memorial donations area suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan.
Gillies Funeral Homes
104 W Alger
Lincoln, MI 48742
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from Sept. 3 to Sept. 10, 2013