James H. Ward, age 68, passed away April 9, 2014 surrounded by is loving family at Advocate Sherman Hospital Elgin, Illinois. He was born November 4, 1945 in New York City to the loving union of James and Mary Ward.

James was a devoted husband of 24 years, loving father and grandfather, always giving without being asked and expecting nothing in return. A true Patriot, and a strong believer in the rights granted to us by U.S. Constitution, Passionate about all aspects of political politics, reading several newspapers everyday. An avid supporter of the Salvation Army, USO and many other charitable originations. James was proud to me a P.I.C.K. programmer, writing code was a passion in his life. He retired from ADP Dealer Service.

He is survived by his wife Olga, his Daughter Monica (Keith) Mikkelson, step daughter Rachel (Dr Steven) Brown, his step son Robert (Layna) Owens, sister Dr Kathleen (Dr John) Gallagher and 13 grand children.

Visitation will be Monday April 14, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM services at 7:00 PM at Madison Funeral Home 305 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120 Interment will be 12:00 PM Friday April 18, 2014 at Wilkinson Memorial Cemetery, Hillsville, VA.

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