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Leo James Ward


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Leo James Ward Obituary
Leo James Ward

Born: May 1, 1931; in Aurora, IL

Died: January 25, 2018; in Phoenix, AZ

Leo James Ward was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty; brother, Jerry; and brothers-in law, Alfred Klug and George Molitor.

Jim moved to southern California in the early 1960's, where he went to work as a draftsman at Aerojet Electrosystems. He met Linda Wright in 1964. Jim and Linda were married in 1965 and began their family. Jim loved being a dad to his three little girls, Jennifer, Sheri and Karin. Jim had a passion for the game of golf, and followed his favorite PGA stars. Jim retired to Green Valley, Arizona where he found new inspiration to putter, paint and pick his guitar. He maintained his sense of humor and his cowboy poet outlook on the world until his final days.

Jim is survived by two sisters, Gloria Molitorand Pam Ward; his daughters, and six grandchildren.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2018
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