PROCTOR — John “Jack” Ward Sr., 84, of Proctor, passed away on March 29, 2011, at Solvay Hospice House with his family by his side.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eva and Larsh Sr.; siblings, Donald, Alice, and Larsh Jr. and in-laws Frank and Nonie Schlender; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Jack is survived by wife, Janice; children, John (Sally) Jr., of Brainerd, Mary (Roger) McLaren, of Hudson, Wis., Mick (Carol), of Proctor, Lisa (Rick) Jobin, of Rosemount, Joe (Rachel), of Proctor, Kris (Steve) Fremling, of Proctor; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dave Ward, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tom (Beryl) Ward, of Duluth; as well as many other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011, at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. W., and again one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. with a rosary beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 3 Sixth Ave. Proctor, Minn., with Father Joel Hastings presiding. Interment will be held in Oneota Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Bell Brothers Funeral Home.