Leland J. Ward, 87
Dec. 5, 1927 -- April 10, 2015

Leland J. WardLeland J. “Lee” Ward of Mequon was born to Eternal Life on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the age of 87. Lee was born on Dec. 5, 1927, the son of Frank and Sarah (nee Beaucock) Ward. He married Anita Vollmer on Oct. 14, 1950, at St. Alphonsus Parish in Greendale.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Anita; children, Michael of West Bend, Nancy (Rick Wheeler) of Minneapolis, David (Patti) of Grand Junction, Colo. and Alan (Catherine) of Mequon; grandchildren, Robin (Yurie), Corin, Owen, Anna and Harry; sister, Helen Denneau of Louisiana; and sister-in-law, Alice Ward of Oconto. Also survived by other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 18, 2015, at Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.

Military Honors to follow. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. Lee worked for The Milwaukee Journal as a web pressman, retiring after 43 years of service. He was an active member of Lake Drive Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran, and a 25year member of the Howard Schroeder American Legion Post 457.

An avid outdoorsman, he also loved gardening, especially for tomatoes and zucchini. He was always fixing something useful, both at home and for others in the neighborhood. We will miss him deeply.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, 53092, and Saturday, April 18, at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service.