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Johnny L. Ward

December 16, 1954 - August 29, 2023

U.S. Veteran

There will be a gathering to honor Johnny’s life on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Elks Lodge #1187 in Rapid City, SD.  Military honors will be held at a later date.



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So sorry for your loss but JW lived life to the fullest and I hope all those wonderful memories you made together will ease your pain. I salute you fellow veteran, thanks for the golfing memories and may you rest in peace.

Posted by Brad Leber on September 20, 2023

Johnny Ward. I remember our family driving across town to the Ward's house. Our parents would play cards in the kitchen. And us kids, the Hess Tribe and the Ward kids would play 45 records in the basement and dance! Good times! And Square Dancing with them. And Maren, he was good looking. Jill, Scott and Julie, we all had fun times together, I'm sorry for your loss. And I imagine that MARINE you married, fought the good fight right up until he went home to God and eternal life. We lost touch through the years. But every now and then one of us would run into one of the Ward's and catch up. And I'm pretty sure Scott contributed to Phyllis's gray hair too!! Prayers for strength during this time, as you grieve the loss of a loved one. Until you meet again...prayers and love being sent, Tonya Hess

Posted by Tonya Hess on September 19, 2023

Our families were very close while we lived in Sioux Falls. Johnny and I were square dance partners when we danced for The Midwest Prominaders in the late 1960’s…and we had so much fun. Our families did so many fun things together. Hugs to Johnny’s family as they travel this journey. Kris Hess/Westerbeck

Posted by Kris Hess/Westerbeck on September 5, 2023

So sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing such a nice guy never seen him when he didn’t have a smile he will be missed by many. Prayers for your family. Sandy McDonald

Posted by Sandy McDonald on September 5, 2023

a beautiful tribute Maren for a wonderful man! With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Please remember the memories of someone as special as Johnny will live on forever! Love, the Maguire Family, Black Hills Insurance Agency.

Posted by Suzy Maguire on September 5, 2023

Such a wonderful tribute you wrote! I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mr. Wonderful, my heart aches for you. May your memories comfort you. Hugs and prayers.

Posted by Dean & Linda Loof on September 5, 2023

We are heartbroken at the loss of our friend. We have many, many special memories of times spent together. Until we meet again…

Posted by Tim and Lori Reurink on September 1, 2023

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