He was born on August 10, 1953 in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Reather and Polly R. (Ferrell) Ward. He lived in Milan, OH. and Elyria, OH., before moving to Sandusky, OH..
Roger had been employed with Warehouse Tire, Elyria, OH, Miller’s Farm in Milan, OH, Delphi Chassis Systems formerly known as New Departure Hyatt and eventually retired from Toledo Power Train, Toledo, OH in 2006 following many years of service.
Roger had an amazing sense of humor, and many stories to share. He was a proud member of AA and was able to mentor, help and impact many others through their recovery. He was always looking out for others, helping wherever and whenever, he could. Roger enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, traveling to Florida with his mother, taking walks with his wife, and his greatest joy of all, was spending time with his grandchildren.
Roger is survived by the love of his life Diane M. (Buckner) Ward of Sandusky, his children Scott R. (Angela) Ward of Norwalk, OH; Michael (Constance) Ward of Clyde, OH; Jason Evans, Sheena Evans and Joshua Evans all of Cleveland, OH; his grandchildren Michael, Nevaeh, Jacksyn, Jayanna, Jazzarion and Jaclynn, his great-grandchildren Calieb, Caiden and Kensley. Roger is also survived by his siblings Mabel S. (Gary) Weimer, Linda L. (Sidney) Weimer, Rick (Dawn Fell) Ward all of Norwalk, OH; brother in law David A. McDonough, Norwalk, OH; his Aunt Ruby Tule, Norwalk, OH; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Including his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his sister Patricia McDonough, and Uncle’s Cletus L. “Doc” Ferrell, Frank Ferrell and “Junior “Junebug” Ferrell.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 AM until time of home going services at 1 PM in the Groff Funeral Home and Crematory 1607 E. Perkins Ave. Sandusky, Ohio. The Rev. Paul Smoot will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Inc. 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Online condolences may be made to www.grofffuneralhomes.com