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Robert E. Ward, Sr.

Posted By Scott Hanes On November 6, 2019 @ 6:56 pm In Obituaries | 10 Comments

Robert E. Ward, Sr., 87, of Fremont, OH passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH.  He was born September 13, 1932 on Greenwood Mountain in Lawton, WV to Porter Fields and Layuna (Call) Ward.  He received his GED and continued his education at Heidelburg University in Tiffin, OH.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was awarded National Defense Service Medal; China Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  He worked at Ford Motor Company in Sandusky as a quality inspector for over thirty-five years and retired in 1994.

Bob was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Fremont Eagles, Loyal Order of the Moose, and served on the Military Burial Detail.  He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where he was the elevator operator for many years.  Bob played fast pitch softball for many years in the church league and coached youth sports.  He enjoyed golfing and made a hole in one.  He also enjoyed bowling, is member of the Fremont Bowling Hall of Fame and bowled his first 300 game at the age of eighty.  Bob loved horseshoes and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.  Bob loved his family and friends and was passionate about spending time with his family.

Bob is survived by his children, Robert (Tammy) Ward, Jr. and Shari (Ron) Snyder both of Fremont, OH; siblings, Raymond Ward, Cleveland, OH, Ruth (Roy) Tidwell, Newcomerstown, OH, Rita (Robert) Pack, Prince George, VA; grandchildren, Tiffany Ward, Robert Ward III, Lydia Braun, Britani (Matt) Butzier, Steven (Jessica) Snyder and Cody Snyder; great grandchildren, Hunter, Landen, Braxton and Kolbin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Sandra Quackenbush; siblings, Ralph Ward, Sr. and Ralph Ward, Jr.

Visitation:  Friday, November 8, 2019, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.

Services will follow at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Mauch officiating.

Burial will take place at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH with Military Honors conducted by the Fremont VFW.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church or Stein Hospice.


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#1 Condolence By Brenda Birmingham On November 6, 2019 @ 9:55 pm

Bobby, Shari and families, I can not begin to express how very sorry I am to hear of Bob’s Change of address. Bob was a good and kind man to all he came in contact with and had a great sense of humor. He was an amazing dad that truly was involved in his children’s lives. I witnessed this from the time you two were just small children. I saw it continue into your adult life. I pray that God brings you leave and comfort during this time of grief. I am thankful that you children know that he is in Heaven and that brings the promise that you will see him again. I know he will be watching over you, the grandchildren and the great grandchildren. I love you both Bobby and Shari. Brenda Birmingham.

#2 Condolence By Gail & Mary Ellen Reeder On November 6, 2019 @ 9:59 pm

We’re very sorry for your loss.

#3 Condolence By Kathy Stevenson On November 6, 2019 @ 9:59 pm

Im so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you family.

#4 Condolence By Ken Badertscher On November 7, 2019 @ 3:16 am

He seems to have been a very positive influence on his family and others around him.

So sorry for your loss.

#5 Condolence By Cindy Mielke Mead On November 7, 2019 @ 12:34 am

I am very sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man.

#6 Condolence By Sharon Wittmer On November 7, 2019 @ 12:51 am

Shari, Ron, Bob, Tami and families:

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Sharon Wittmer and Tom Rogers

#7 Condolence By Julie and Larry Beard On November 7, 2019 @ 10:43 am

So extremely sorry to hear of Bobs’ passing. May God wrap his loving arms around his family during this most difficult time.

#8 Condolence By Kathy and Ron Stout On November 7, 2019 @ 3:09 pm

Our sympathies to you both and your family.

#9 Condolence By Ton’a Geiger On November 7, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

Shari and family,. I am praying for you all. It breaks my heart to hear this, he was such a sweetheart. RIH Bob

#10 Condolence By Gary & Mary Franks On November 8, 2019 @ 9:04 pm

Sherry and Ron: We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I know he will be missed.

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