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Robert J. Ward Jr.

October 11, 1947 March 11, 2010
Robert J. Ward Jr.
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PEORIA-Robert J. Ward, Jr., 62, of Peoria, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at his residence. He was born on October 11, 1947 in Peoria to Robert J. Sr. and Etta McAllister Ward. Robert is survived by his parents of Peoria; two sons, Robert J. Ward, III of Peoria and Eric (Melissa) Ward of Nashville, IL; six grandchildren; one brother, Randy Ward of Peoria and one sister, Jill (Jeff) Potts of Peoria. Also surviving is his ex-wife, Pamela Bodish. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Amanda Ward and one grandson, Bryan Ward. He worked at Hiram Walker and Sons, later working for ADM, retiring in 1996. Robert enjoyed scuba diving and sailing. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Franciscan Friars officiating. There will be no visitation. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Illinois Chapter. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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