Obituary for Marilyn B. Ward

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Marilyn B. Ward, 87, of La Crosse, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Bethany Riverside Care Center. She was born in La Crosse on February 3, 1925 to Milton and Bessie (Nelson) Hanson. She married Darwin Ward in La Crosse on November 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 14, 2000. Marilyn was a member of a very special card club for over sixty years.
She is survived by her daughter, Deb Ward of La Crosse, son, Steve (Julie) Ward of St. Charles, MO, three grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Ward and Kyle and Sarah Ward. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law, Joyce Dannhoff, Carol Hansen, Margie (Wally) Edwards, and Irene Hanson; and one brother-in-law, Jack (Shirley) Ward.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister and a brother.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1209 Main Street La Crosse. The Reverend Dr. Timothy Ashley will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Information and on-line condolences may be given to the family at The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bethany Riverside Care Center for the excellent care of Marilyn.