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William "Bill" W. Ward
July 6, 1939 ~ June 7, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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William “Bill” W. Ward, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 5:15 am on Wednesday June 7, 2023, at Waterford Place Health Campus. He was born in Rochester on July 6, 1939, the son of the late William R. and Helen I. (VanLue) Ward. He married Margaret Beroshok in Kokomo on May 30, 1974, and she survives.
Bill graduated from Akron High School in 1957 and Indiana University Bloomington in 1961, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He served his country in the United States Army from 1961-1963, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Bill worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a CPA and retired after 30 years of service. He was a 50-year Mason, and member of the Oriental Lodge in California. He was an Eagle Scout, Kappa Sigma treasurer, member of the Kentucky Colonels, and the recipient of the Albert Gallatin Award by the U.S. Department of Treasury. He enjoyed fishing, and camping in Minnesota and began wood crafting after his retirement. Above all though he was a Christian man.
Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, William E. Ward, and Karen Ward (Richard Graham Littlejohn); and grandson, Christopher P. Sáez.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In keeping with Bill’s wishes, no services will be held at this time. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation.