Dorothy "Gen" Ward

August 29, 1931 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 88)


Dorothy  G. “Gen” Ward, age 88 of Clear Lake, WI, passed away on Friday,  June 5, 2020 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery, WI.

Dorothy Genevieve Ward was born on August 29, 1931 in Clayton County, Iowa,  the daughter Harry  & Vesta (Torkelson) Johnson.   She moved with her family at a young age to Clear Lake, WI were she grew up and attended school.  Gen graduated from Maplewood Academy in Hutchinson, MN and went  on attend the Seventh-day Adventist Union College in Lincoln, NE.   After college, she moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked for a short time as a nanny.  Gen was married to Otis Ward on September 11,  1955 in Clear Lake, WI and together raised three sons, James, Gregory, & Lanny.  During the early years of their marriage, they lived for a short time in Portsmouth, OH, Hutchinson, MN and eventually made their home in Harvey, Illinois.    In 1966 they moved to Clear Lake, WI where they owned and operated a diary farm until 1981.    After Otis’s death in that year, Gen made her home in the village of Clear Lake.  In her spare time she enjoyed her flowers, gardening , scrap booking and taking care of her pets.   She was an active member of the  Seventh-day Adventist  church in Clear Lake for much of her life and will be sorely missed by her family and  friends. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Ward;
parents, Harry & Vesta  Johnson;
brother, Harlan Ward  &  sister , Virginia Ward. 

Survived by
James Ward  -  Clear Lake, WI
Greg (Joy Lynn) Ward  -  Seattle, WA
Lanny (Barb) Ward  -  Tallahassee, FL

Michael Ward -  Milwaukee, WI
Carrissa (Keith) Wyland  -  Green Bay, WI
Victoria (Lee) Davis  -  Tallahassee, FL
Great Grandchildren
Abigail, Benjamin & Joel Davis
Kaiya & Kailyn Wyland

Nieces & Nephew,  Family & Friends

Funeral Service at 2pm on Friday, June 12,  2020 at the Seventh-day Adventist  in Clear Lake, WI

Visitation -  Friday, June 12,  2020 at the Seventh-day Adventist  from 1- 2 pm
Interment at Clear Lake Cemetery.

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June 12, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Seventh-day Adventist Church
76 20th Avenue
Clear Lake, Wisconsin 54005

Funeral Service
June 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Seventh-day Adventist Church
76 20th Avenue
Clear Lake, Wisconsin 54005

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