Herman A. Ward, 88, of Tiffin, died at 12:32 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Mercy Tiffin Hospital's emergency room.
He was born March 11, 1924, in Seneca County, to Evart and Clara (Bouillon) Ward. He married Evelyn M. Daugherty-Payne Nov. 29, 1947, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she died May 7, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, Richard (Shirley) Ward of Fostoria and Charles (Mary Ann) Payne of Tiffin; four daughters, Peg (Jerry) Baker of Tiffin, Pat (Steve) Shilling and Cindy Frantz, both of Vanlue, and Shirley (Clarence) Athy of Attica; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother, Anthony (Ann) Ward of Fostoria; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Reinhart and Alice Ward; a son-in-law, Harry Aichholz; a granddaughter, Heidi Shilling; and a great-grandson, Devin Shilling.
Herman was a 1942 Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 during World War II as an aviation metalsmith. He retired as a machinist from National Machinery after 37 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Quarter Century Club.
Herman was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed his family and loved playing cards.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113. A wake service will be 1:30 p.m. and the Quarter Century Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the funeral home. His funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will take place immediately following at St. Mary Cemetery. The United Veterans Council of Seneca County will perform military rites at the gravesite.
Memorial contributions may be made to Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment or to St. Mary Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.
For directions to the funeral home, to leave an online condolence for the family, or to view the Celebration of Life Video, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.