Dennis G. Ward, 63

Dennis G. Ward, 63, of 18390 Moulton-Fort Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on June, 15, 1948, in Celina, the son of Charles and Alice (Cotterman) Ward, and they preceded him in death.

On Dec. 17, 1966, he married Kathy L. Dunlap, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his five children, Tammy (George) Myers of Buckland, Lorna (Howie) Glover of Cridersville, Dennis (Jenny) Ward Jr. of St. Marys, Bettie (David) Hess Sr. of St. Marys and Douglas (Wendy) Ward of Spencerville; his grandchildren, Cassie Myers, Kyle Kinney, Haley Walters, Dylan Kinney, David Hess Jr., Casey Hess, Harlie Ward, Nathan Myers, Skyler Ward, Grace Ward,  Desi Ward, Denise “Muffy” Myers, Raycen Ward, John Ward, Cameron Ward, Emily Glover, Eric Glover and Ann Glover; a great-granddaughter, Audrina Jones.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Amber Kay (Ward) Baird; a brother, Charles Junior Ward; a grandchild, Delanie Ward.

Dennis was a 1966 graduate of Celina High School. He was a crane operator at Omni Source in Lima for many years. He loved auto racing and tinkering with motors and cars.

He was a jack of all trades. He also loved doing his Sudoku puzzles each morning.

Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, with a close family friend, Tom Powell, officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home, where memorial donations may be directed to Dennis’s family.

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