Theodore Ward Obituary

Theodore S. Ward
Ted Ward
Theodore S. Ward

November 21, 1912 - January 13, 2007
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Theodore (Ted) S. Ward, 94, of Des Moines, died Saturday, January 13, 2007, at Kavanagh House on 56th Street.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, at Westkirk Presbyterian Church, 2700 Colby Woods Drive, Urbandale. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Road. The family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Ted was born November 21, 1912 and grew up in Garden Grove, Iowa. He attended the United States Naval Academy and Northwestern University. He was a veteran of WWII and a long time resident of Des Moines.

Ted was an avid Hawkeye fan. He attended the first Hawkeye football game in Nile Kinnick Stadium. He had a passion for stunt flying and spent many years as a pilot. Ted enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, and gardening.

Ted was a fifty-year member of the Pioneer Masonic Lodge. He also belonged to the VFW and Westkirk Presbyterian Church.

Ted is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pat, of Des Moines; son, Dr. Ted (Carol) Ward Jr., of Winterset; daughter, Jan Broers, of Des Moines; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many friends. Ted’s zest for life, kind spirit, and sense of humor will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hospice of Central Iowa, Kavanagh House on 56th Street or Westkirk Presbyterian Church.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, January 18, 2007
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Westkirk Presbyterian Church
2700 Colby Woods Drive
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Friday, January 19, 2007
11:00 AM
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, January 19, 2007


Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725