Nov. 9, 1923 - June 9, 2013
NOTRE DAME - Jerry W. Ward, 89, died at 7:27 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Holy Cross Village.
He was born in South Bend on Nov. 9, 1923, to Coy and Ruth (Brant) Ward.
He married Rosemary E. (Erler) Mueller on June 21, 1980, in St. John's Episcopal Church, Elkhart. She died Nov. 24, 2012.
A son, Greg Mueller, and brother, the Rev. Max Ward, preceded him in death.
His children, Judith (Larry) Shaw of Elkhart, Chris (Evelyn) Mueller of Warsaw and Jack (Korina) Mueller of Granger; grandchildren Amy (Ben) Hurwitz, Sara (Fred) Kirchhoff, Carrie and Greg (Lisa) Mueller, Jennifer (Anthony) Mistretta, Jessica (Albert) Alston, Holly (Tom) Dell and Ryan, Matthew, Chad (Josie) and Brett Shaw; six great-grandchildren; and brother Burl (Herberta) Ward survive.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, and for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, funeral services at Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel, South Bend. Private entombment will be at a later date for him and his wife in Highland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, or Holy Cross Village Foundation, Notre Dame.