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Obituary for Herschel Lee Ward
Herschel Lee Ward, age 83, of Greenup, IL, formerly of Brocton, IL was called home on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood, IN. He was born in Vermilion County, IL on May 27, 1930 to Lester Leander Ward and Daisy Irene (Swick) Ward. On June 13, 1954, he married Virginia Darlene Varney at the First Christian Church in Tuscola. Herschel is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia “Ginny” Ward; two children: Matt (Christina) Ward of Homer, IL and Julie Ward of Indianapolis, IL and three grandchildren: Malachai Ward of Indianapolis, IN, Alexandria and Samantha Ward of Homer, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Herschel served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, coming home to take over the family farm. He continued to farm until retiring in 2007. He also had a 38 year long career at USI in Tuscola as a production superintendent of the alcohol unit. Herschel was happiest doing anything outdoors, loved going to farm sales; fixing and building things and dearly loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Tuscola Masonic Lodge #332 and the Toledo Christian Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland, IL. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Tuscola Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Toledo Christian Church.