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1933 Jerry 2020

Jerry E Ward

October 20, 1933 — October 20, 2020

JERRY E. WARD, 87 of Gothenburg, formerly of Arthur, passed away October 20, 2020, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.

Jerry was born on October 20, 1933, at Arthur, Nebraska, to Floyd and Juliette (Moody) Ward. He graduated from Arthur High School.

Jerry entered the U.S. Army after high school and subsequently served in Korea. His 16-month service brought him to Virginia, Maryland, Washington, and Colorado before his discharge. Jerry returned to Arthur, where he helped on his stepfather's ranch. Jerry eventually moved to Colorado Springs for a time before relocating to Kadoka, SD, where he worked for the highway department. In the mid-1970s, Jerry moved to Texas, where he worked in the oil fields, eventually returning to Nebraska in the mid-1980s. While in Nebraska, Jerry worked for Baymont Hotels for over 25 years.

Jerry was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed watching NBA games, especially when his Golden State Warriors were playing. Jerry also enjoyed watching WWE wrestling matches for years.

Jerry had a big heart and was very loving. He was slow to anger and quick to forgive.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Steve Wilson; granddaughter, Deja; sister, Joan Dorris; half-sisters, Melody Peterson, Sharon Martinson; brother in law, Wilton Dorris.

Survivors include his three children, Jeffery (Shellie) Ward of Sturgis, SD, Gary (Tracie) Ward of Pahrump, NV, and Tammy Ward of Victoria, TX; grandchildren, Erin Ward, Kiana Barfield, Matthew Ward & Kaitlin Heier, Allista Vetter, Gerald, William, & Joseph Ward. Survivors also include three siblings, Jim Wilson of Tampa, FL, Marlene Larsen of Arthur, Janice Morrell of Ogallala; along with many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in Jerry's memory. Condolences may be shared at

Graveside services will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at the Arthur Cemetery with Pastor Blake Wilkes officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
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Friday, October 23, 2020

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

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