Don passed away early Saturday morning March 24, 2012 at Brian’s House (Bay City), following a courageous battle with cancer, age 75. Don was born in Bangor Twp., Bay City March 27, 1936. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing his guitar to Bluegrass and Country music. Don’s many friends will remember him for his wittiness and ability to make people laugh. He is survived by 2 brothers, Bill and Joe Ward, 1 sister, Kathleen Loper and his loving friends, Deanna, Josh and Zack. He was predeceased by his parents, Bernice (Edsall) Ward and Stewart Ward, 1 brother, Nelson and 2 sisters, Rose and Mary Lou.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Hope Lutheran Church 4758 Church Rd., Rhodes, MI. 48652. Rev. Reed Schroer will officiate with military committal accorded by the V.F.W. Post #6950 of Kawkawlin to follow at Albright Shores Cemetery. Don’s family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Tuesday from 2:00- 8:00 p.m. On Wednesday morning Don will lie in state at the CHURCH from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.In lieu of flowers, envelopes for Brian’s House (Bay City) and the fam- ily’s wishes will be available at the funeral home.