Edward Ralph Ward, 62, of Rockford passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. Born July 24, 1957 in Chicago to Edward Ralph and Rosemary Catherine (Hilgart) Ward. A veteran of the US Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War. A member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Edward enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include children, Melissa (Ashish) Patel, Edward W. (Jen) Ward, Rebecca (Miguel) De La Luz; significant other, Lynn Balog; grandchildren, Drew Patel, Bella Patel, Miguel De La Luz, Jr., Juliana De La Luz, Madeline Olson; and sister, Tina Ward. Predeceased by parents.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory - Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park with a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be given to The Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at ipffoundation.org
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