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Horace A. (Holly) Ward

December 21, 1941 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Horace Ward Obituary

Horace A. “Holly” Ward, 81, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2023, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.  He was born on December 21, 1941, in Norwalk, Ohio, to the late Lloyd R. and Lucille (Hippler) Ward.  Holly was a 1960 graduate of Norwalk High School.   

He enjoyed movies, fishing, trivia, mini golf, and football, especially the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State.  Holly served his country during Vietnam as part of the United States Army and was a member of the Norwalk American Legion.  He was talented at refinishing cabinets and furniture and had worked for the Shelby Novelty Company, R.F. McCrillis, and Suhr Kitchens.   

Survivors include his sisters, Patricia (William) Mank and Roselyn Eckenrod; brothers, Richard (Paulette) Ward and William Ward; and sister in-law, Marlene Ward.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Ward, and brother in-law, John Eckenrod.     

A private graveside service was held with family members at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk, where Holly was laid to rest.  Memorial contributions may be directed to CLI, (Community, Life, and Innovation), 306 South Norwalk Rd, Suite B, Norwalk, OH 44857 or Southern Care Hospice, 9501 US Hwy. 250 N. Ste. 2, 9501 US 250 N., Milan, OH 44846.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting 

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