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Floyd Henry Ward

Floyd Henry Ward, 73, formerly of Carlton, Minn., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in Waco, Texas. He was born May 24, 1935, in Cloquet, Minn., to George and Grace (Bongaart) Ward and was a lifelong area resident. Floyd worked as a pipe fitter f...

Floyd Henry Ward, 73, formerly of Carlton, Minn., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in Waco, Texas. He was born May 24, 1935, in Cloquet, Minn., to George and Grace (Bongaart) Ward and was a lifelong area resident. Floyd worked as a pipe fitter for Potlatch Corporation for 43 years, retiring in 1996. He served with the Army National Guard in Cloquet for 30 years; he was a lifetime member of the NRA; and he was a former member of the Cloquet Moose Lodge. Floyd loved playing cards, bingo, traveling, hunting, golfing and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bernard and Melvin Ward; four sisters, Evelyn Prevost, Margaret "Muggs" Schnurr, Irene Sippola and Florence "Tootie" Newton; and one granddaughter, Sierra Ward.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Todd Ward of Grand Rapids; one daughter, Brenda (Dale Heikkila) Hutar of Kettle River; one brother, Donald (Barb) Ward of Rhode Island; one sister, Elaine Koski of Duluth; nine grandchildren, Ethan and Casey Hutar, Jasmine, Krystal, Autumn and Kendra Ward, and Katrina, Serena and Correna Faas; a former son-in-law, Tim Hutar; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. The visitation will resume Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service, also at Nelson Funeral Care, followed by a luncheon reception in the fellowship room. Entombment will be at Sunrise Memorial Park.

The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet, 218-879-3225, to assist them with arrangements. See their online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net .

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January 8, 2009 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.

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