Sept. 29, 1923 - April 20, 2021
Lawrence "Larry" Ward died April 20 at the age of 97.
He was born and raised in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific in World War II. After the war, he was stationed at Swan Island where he worked on the base newspaper. During that time, he met Dolores Haas and they married in 1946.
He owned and operated Ward's Floor Covering for over six decades.
He was an avid fisherman and his favorite pastime was fishing for salmon and steelhead on Northwest rivers.
He was preceded in death by Dolores in 2006.
He is survived by his son, William (his wife, Nancy); grandsons, Tyler and Evan (his wife, Aaleeya); and his great-granddaughter, Lella.
Due to Covid, a memorial service will be delayed until a later date at St. Charles Catholic Church.
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