Robert Denton Ward III (1946-2003)

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Robert Denton Ward III
Born: 6 Sep 1946 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 15 Jan 2003 Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan
Father: Robert Denton Ward II
Mother: Marilyn Rae Davis
Siblings: Robert Denton Ward III
Rodney Ward
Garth Leroy Ward
Riley Dean Ward
Dudley Ward
Spouse: (1) Susan
Children: Robert Denton Ward
Spouse: (2) Carolyn Caldwell Rice
Married: 28 Aug 1981 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Children: Bethany Ward
Tammy Ward

Obituary

SooEveningNews.com, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Friday, January 17, 2003:

Robert Ward III

Robert Denton Ward III of E. 22 Mile Road in Pickford, Michigan passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 15, 2003.

He was born on September 6, 1946 in Petoskey, Michigan. Bob lived in Harbor Springs until 1959 when he moved to Mt. Pleasant. He lived and worked in and around the Mt. Pleasant area for 25 years before moving to Kinross in 1986, and finally settling in Pickford in 1988. After graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965, Bob attended Ferris State College.

He is a member and current President of the Chippewa County Shooting Association, a member of the Elks Lodge #552, past member of the Kinross and Pickford Volunteer Fire Departments, a member of the NRA, was involved with and an avid supporter of area youth shooting programs, and a certified instructor for Carry Concealed Weapon. Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working -- sometimes too much!

Bob is survived his wife, the former Carolyn Caldwell Rice, whom he married on August 28, 1981 in Mt. Pleasant; one son, Robert Denton Ward IV of Pickford; two daughters: Bethany (Larry Joe) Kappler of Shepherd, Michigan and Tammy Ward of Chesaning, Michigan; four brothers: Rodney Ward of Owosso, Michigan, Garth (Pam) Ward of Owosso, Michigan, Riley (Jill) Ward of Lexington, Michigan, and Dudley Ward of Michigan; grandchildren: Larry Andrew Kappler, Joseph Jay Kappler, Missey Mead, Nickie Mead, Matthew Mead, all of Shepherd, Michigan; father and step-mother, Robert (Donna) Ward II of St. Ignace, Michigan; mother, Marilyn Buffington of Owosso, Michigan; grandmother, Myrtle Ward of Harbor Springs; uncles, Leonard Ward and Rick (Marge) Ward, both of Harbor Springs; an aunt, Doreen (Jack) Sommerville of Harbor Springs; In-laws, Lois and Bill Andors of Englewood, Florida; sisters-in-law, Susan Tice of Ashville , North Carolina and Anne Garza of Flint. He is also survived by very dear friends, Don (Pam ) Tice and Leo Hedger and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his grandfather, Robert Denton Ward (1900-1971)|Robert Denton Ward]]; an aunt, Dorothy Ward; grand parents, Florence and J. Warren Davis; his first wife, Sue Ward; and an uncle, Jerry Davis.

Sources

  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Robert WARD III
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1946
Death Date: 15 Jan 2003
Social Security Number:380-44-8691
State Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49774
Locality: Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan
  • Obituary: SooEveningNews.com, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Friday, January 17, 2003