VeteranAlbert Ward

Albert WardAlbert Merle Ward, 98, of Rushville died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 16, 2014, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.

He was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, a son of Everette Orvil and Jesse Hood Ward. He married Mary E. Connor in 1945 in Troy, Ala. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Ronald Gene (and Cynthia) Ward of Macomb and Robert Merle “Bob” (and Linda) Ward and Roger Allen Ward, both of Rushville; one sister, Wilma Davis of Rushville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Robert Berle and Edward Ward; and one sister, Marjorie Littman.

A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he served as a staff sergeant and landed in Normandy and fought the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a mechanic for 36 years at Pickenpaugh Motors and Green Motors, both in Rushville. He retired in 1985, after eight years of service with Weakley and Sloan Implement in Havana.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville and Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Reverend Grant Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by U.S. Army Burial Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Dr. Russell R. Dohner Memorial Statue.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/17/2014

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