Donald L. Ward

November 4, 2016

Donald L. Ward 81 of Frankfort died Friday November 4, 2016 at his home.  He was born on November 27, 1934 in Clinton County, IN to Charles Edward & Mary Leona (Sturgis) Ward.  Don married Vivian I. Ellis on July 14, 1956 and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2013.  He was an engineer for the Nickle Plate then the Norfolk and Western Railroad.  He retired in November 1996 after 39 years of service.  Don was a lifelong Clinton County resident and a 1953 graduate of Michigantown High School.  His memberships included the Michigantown Christian Church, Antique Tractor Club of Clinton County and the Beard Masonic Lodge (50 Year Member, Grand Commandry Knights Templar).  He loved his family and enjoyed restoring tractors, woodworking and being outdoors enjoying wildlife.  Don and Vivian enjoyed playing cards together and were known to get a little competitive at times.

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. A Masonic Service will start the funeral at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow at Whiteman Cemetery in Michigantown. Memorial donations may be made to the Antique Tractor Club of Clinton County.

Survived by:

2 Sons-Jeffrey L. (Wife-Nancy) Ward of Frankfort, Richard A. (Wife-Sherri) Ward of Frankfort, 1 Daughter-Charlotte E. (Husband-Steve) Cunningham of Frankfort. 12 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren also survive.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Donald L. Ward”

  1. Jane Ann Miller November 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for comfort.

  2. DeAnna November 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of Donald. Remember to cherish your memories of him. Sending prayers to your family. With sympathy DeAnna and David Strange

  3. Sam Conner November 6, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Rest in peace neighbor.

  4. Richard and Marilyn Clouse November 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    To Jeff and all the Ward Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God be with all of you!

  5. Carol Hamilton November 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Jeff and family,
    Kevin and I send you our condolences on your dad. You are in our thoughts. Carol and Kevin Hamilton

  6. Steve & Beth Keeney November 6, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Dear Jeff, Richard, Charlotte and families,

    We are sorry to read about the loss of your Father. Prayers and
    peace to all of you.

  7. Tom and Susie Maple November 7, 2016 at 8:23 am

    May you find comfort in your memories of such a sweet man. Our prayers are with you and all of the family at this time. May God bless.

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  8. Marilea Cearlock November 7, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Don was one of the nicest men I have ever known. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Marilea Cearlock
    Farm Bureau Insurance

  9. Ray Graves November 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    To Jared and the entire family,
    Your co-workers share in your grief. We all love you and we all care!
    We are praying for you and all that are connected in any way.
    If we can help in any way, please, let us know.
    Ray Graves, and family.

  10. Mark and Leanna Sheets November 8, 2016 at 6:15 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss.

  11. Erica Baber November 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Don while caring for his wife at Wesley Manor. He was such a kind man who’s devotion to his family was such a pleasure to witness. May God comfort you all through this painful time ~Erica Baber.

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