Ronald J. Ward, Sr. - May 09, 2013
Ronald J. Ward, Sr., 66, of Champion, Neb., passed peacefully on April 18, 2013, to be in the arms of his Lord.
He was born to Lemuel and Ann Ward in Seattle, Wash. on Dec. 1, 1946.
He was a truck driver for many years, until he retired. He loved and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Ward of Champion, Neb.; daughter, Roseanna Padron and husband, Mario Sanchez of McCook, Neb.; son, RJ Ward, Jr. of Montana; son, David Ward and wife, Charity Otto of Champion, Neb.; stepson, Tim Ledford and wife, Teresa, of Champion, Neb.; stepdaughter, Christina Ledford and husband Alex of Springfield, Ore.; 14 grandchildren; sister, Christie Dull of Springfield, Ore.; brother, Gary Ward of Springfield, Ore.; brother, Chuck Ward of Junction City, Ore.; brother, LeRoy and wife, Jackie Sokol of Springfield, Ore.; and sister, Beverely Singletary of Albany, Ore.
A memorial service was held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial at 3 p.m.