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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Norman Ward

Norman Lincoln Ward

Sunday, March 22nd, 1925 - Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Norman Lincoln Ward, 95, of Battle Creek, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Medilodge in Marshall, MI. He was born March 22, 1925 in Highland Park, the son of Graydon and Irma (Beck) Ward. Norm served in the US Army. He married Kay Soloman on October 30, 1948 in Battle Creek. Kay preceded Norm in death in 2018. Norm retired from MI Bell after 20 plus years of service. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling and golfing and he was a very handy mechanic. Norm volunteered for many years out at Ft. Custer National Cemetery replacing the flag poles, flags, and hoisting and lowering the flags every season. He was a member of the Delton Moose Lodge and the American Legion Post #484. He loved woodworking, playing cards, and wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Norm was a kind soul that had a big heart and would help anyone in need.
He is survived by his sons, Larry Ward and Gary Ward; grandchildren, Ben (Bobbie Jo) Ward, Tim (Ashley) Ward, Eric Ward, Tyler (Heather) Ward, and Tiffany Ward; great grandchildren, Ethan Lee, Daniel, Allen, Cameron, Liberty Kay, and Jax; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kay; infant sons, Allen Ward and David Ward; and sister, Virginia Albrecht.
Memorial tributes may be made to Oaklawn Hospice in Marshall, MI. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    When
    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Location
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    Address
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Location
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    Address
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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    Notes
    A private family service will take place due to the Governor mandate of a maximum of 10 people total for a funeral service. Thank you for your patience and understanding in these times.
    Officiant
    Pastor Jeff Worden
  • Interment

    Location
    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    Address
    15501 West Dickman Road
    AUGUSTA, MI
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kate henderson betz

Posted at 07:59am
Norman was my uncle, my mother Virginia Albrecht's brother. As a child, I went to visit Uncle Norman and Aunt Harlene at their lakeside home. Uncle Norman introduced me to the fun of riding in his boat on the adjacent lake.

Much later in life, Uncle Norman and Aunt Harlene made the long road trip to my home here in Medusa, NY and was part of a family work crew to get my old farm house livable. He put my back porch on and stayed with us for several days . It was a wonderful reunion for us all.....Will miss him greatly!
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