Ward (Nelson) Mildred Ione Ward, age 89, of Burnsville. Born March 28, 1913 in Sacred Heart, MN, died March 23, 2003, days short of 90 years. Preceded in death by husband, Lorne; parents, Magnus & Nellie; brothers, Clifford, Vernon & Jerome. Survived by children, Susan (Donald) Jurries of Clearwater, FL, John (Jill) Ward of Oakdale, MN; grandchildren, Donald Jurries II, Lorna & Craig Wanous, Amy & Terry Doyle; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Teagan & Charlie Wanous; sisters-in-law, Elsie Nelson, Virginia Nelson, Elaine Dye; several nieces & nephews; many friends. Hers was a life of faith and service, marked by her love of family and friends. A teacher, an avid reader, and world traveler, she also loved bridge, golf, dancing and debating politics. She adored children, especially babies. As the wife of an army officer, she and toddler child survived the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a life defining moment. She was one of the "Greatest Generation". Funeral service 11 AM Friday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, MN. Visitation 5-8 PM Thursday, White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave., and also one hour prior to service at church. Interment Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials preferred to Prince of Peace Church or the American Heart Association. White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080

Published on March 25, 2003

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