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Jeanelle E. Ward

Jeanelle E. Ward

Feb. 17, 1935 - Feb. 4, 2009

MONTEVIDEO -- Jeanelle Evelyn Ward, 73, of Montevideo, died Feb. 4 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Private burial will be this spring at Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are by Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo.

She was born Feb 17, 1935, in Granite Falls to Lauris and Petra (Akre) Christopherson. She grew up and attended country school in Sioux Agency Township in Yellow Medicine County and graduated from high school in Echo.

On July 2, 1955, she married Leon Ward in Iowa. She worked as a bank teller for many years, worked in a dress shop and also assisted Leon in the family business.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo and participated in numerous church activities, including teaching Sunday School.

She is survived by her husband; daughter: Tamara (and Gary) Johnson of Montevideo; son: Jeffrey (and Kathy) Ward of Montevideo; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.