A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher, with the Rev. Robert Pedretti officiating.
Visitation will be at Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, with a rosary service at 7 p.m., and at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the Mass.
A memorial has been established to Alzheimer’s Research and to Waupaca Elder Care Home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Ward was born June 2, 1924, in Custer, a daughter of the late Vincent and Johanna (Lepinski) Lepak.
She was married to Perry W. Ward on Nov. 4, 1944, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Custer. He died on Oct. 22, 2012.
They farmed together for more than 50 years in the Amherst area. She was twice a Pillsbury Bake-Off finalist.
She was a member for many years of the Amherst Women’s Club and a ladies poker card club.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandy (Ray) Boileau, Weyauwega; two sons, Robert (Bernadette), Ulysses, Kan., and Thomas (Paula), Reedsville; one son-in-law, Fred (Judie) Urfer, The Villages, Fla.; one brother, Melvin (Katie) Lepak, Amherst; one sister, Daisy Konkol, Amherst; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Urfer; five sisters; and three brothers.