Mr. Robert Ward, age 96 of Hesperia, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, January 27, 2021 at the Newaygo County Compassion Home in White Cloud. He was born on January 22, 1925 in Beaver Township, Michigan to Charles & Freda (McClure) Ward. Bob was a US Air Force Veteran of World War II, and he was retired from Teledyne Continental Motors. He had been a life member of the Hesperia VFW Post, and he was also a member of the Hesperia American Legion Post. Bob was also an avid hunter and fisherman. On October 26, 1946 he married Helen Sweet and she preceded him in death on October 1, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his son, Larry Ward; by his brothers: Chet, Pat, & Tom Ward; and by his sisters, Charlotte “Lottie” Groffen and Viola Bengtsson. He is survived by 1 daughter, Pam West of Hesperia; 2 sons: Ronald (Karen) Ward of Hesperia, Tom (Cindy) Ward of Hesperia; 6 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren; and by many nieces & nephews. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held in the Spring of 2021 at East Hesperia Cemetery. Suggested Memorials: Heartland Hospice of Newaygo County, or the Newaygo County Compassion Home. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
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Heartland Hospice of Newaygo County
1053 W. Main Street, Fremont MI 49412
Newaygo County Compassion Home
4012 S. Sherman, Fremont MI 49412