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Clarice Ward

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Clarice Ward

Clarice was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Amherst Township, Fillmore County, Minn, to Ole and Alma (Benson) Olson. She attended O’Hara Country School, Lanesboro High School, Lanesboro, Minn, and La Crosse Business School, LaCrosse, Wisc. On Nov. 27, 1941, she married Howard Ward at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro. The couple resided in Lanesboro. Clarice was a housewife and mother. Howard was in road construction and then horse racing. He passed away June 21, 2004.

Clarice was a member of the Thilos Club, the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Morning Circle, and the Lanesboro Golf Course. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, grooming horses, cooking, baking, and attending kid’s and grandkid’s activities. Clarice was an amazing mother and grandmother.

Clarice is survived by one son and two daughters, Donna Johanns (Bob) of Strawberry Point, Iowa, Larry Ward (Pat) of Temple Hills, Md., and Terri Dudek (Dave) of Chatfield; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 63 years, Howard; and a granddaughter, Lori.

Funeral service was held Monday, April 29, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

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