Michael J. Ward
Michael J. Ward

March 28, 1968 - December 2, 2017
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Michael Jay Ward, 49, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 after a lengthy struggle with complications of diabetes. Family and friends will gather for a private service at a later date.

Mike was born on March 28, 1968 to Frank and Alyce Ward in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Urbandale High School in 1986. In March 1989 he married Kari Bailey with whom he raised three children. Mike received three degrees from Des Moines Area Community College and a Liberal Arts degree from Grandview College. In 2012 he was awarded a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School, after which he practiced law in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mike was preceded in death by brother Bruce Hall. He is survived by former spouse Kari Ward, children Dax, Sam and Ilsa, his parents Frank and Alyce Ward, brother Greg (Amy) Ward, sister Barbara (Michael) Duffey, sister in law Lori Hall, and many nieces and nephews.

The Michael J. Ward Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of his children. Donations may be sent to Kari Ward, 6111 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311.

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