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Donald R. Ward

April 11, 1943 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 77)


Donald R. Ward Sr., age 77, of Castalia, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 16, 2021, at Heritage Village of Clyde, following a lengthy illness.

He was born April 11, 1943, in Delaware, OH, and graduated from Margaretta High School.  He was a member of York Chapel, Bellevue, and was a foreman at Norfolk-Southern.  Don enjoyed collecting trains, hunting and fishing, and most of all, spending time with grandchildren and great grand children. 

He is survived by his wife Mary (Barnett) Ward; two daughters Diane (John) Slone and Christine (Steve) Boesch; two sons Donald Ward and Robert (Bobbie) Ward; step daughter Rose; step son Raymond Brown Jr.; son in-law John Wobser; 10 grandchildren Josh, Melinda, Johnny, Dustin, Amanda, Billy, Danny, Brandy, Sammy, and Robert Jr.; and eight great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his first wife Sherry (Barnett) Ward; daughter Brenda Wobser; step daughter Edie; brother Ron Ward; and a brother in infancy.

Friends may call from 4-7 PM Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, where services will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 11 AM.  Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to York Chapel, 2252 CR 292, Bellevue, OH 44811.  Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting 

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January 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service
610 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OHIO 44824

Funeral Service
January 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service
610 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OHIO 44824

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