Wilbert Ward, 100, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at the Wilmington Nursing and Rehab Center.
 
He was born May 8, 1921 in Wilmington, the son of the late Harry S. and Elva L. (Wolary) Ward.

A 1939 Wilmington High School graduate, Wilbert was a WWII and Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was a life member of Wilmington American Legion Post #49 since 1950; life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6710 in Wilmington, and before that the VFW Post 9094 in Hillsboro, since 1953; life member of the Amvets Post 61 Hillsboro, since 1998, and life member of the 2nd Armored Division Association 1st American Division in Berlin after WWII. He faithfully served on the Highland County Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #49 Honor Guard since 1986. He was a member of the Ada Friends Chapel.

Surviving are his grandsons, Jeff (Diana) Michael, Doug (Carrie) Michael and Craig (Tara) Michael; good friends, Brenda Michael and Gary Shattuck; six great-grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, Shelby, Sydney, Dylan and Alyssa; and a great-great-grandson, Declan.

In addition to his parents, Wilbert was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Wood; and good friend, Forrest Michael. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 West Locust Street at North Mulberry St, Wilmington, with Chaplain Robert Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, where the Wilmington American Legion Post #49 Honor Guard will accord full military honors. Friends will be received Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home.

Contributions in Wilbert's memory may be made to the American Legion Post #49 Honor Guard, 140 East Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

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