James "Slim" Ward

Obituary of James "Slim" Ward

James Allen Ward, age 68, of Monroe, Michigan passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018.   James retired from the Ford Motor Company Woodhaven Stamping Plant as a Machine Repairman in 2000 after more than thirty years of service.  

He was one of nine children born from the union of Fred Ward and Mabel (Walters) Ward.   James married his love, Joetta (Patrick) Ward in 1971 and they had two daughters, Lana (Chris) White and Jamie (Curtiss) Matzinger.   James will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Cloe White, Cameron White, Zander Connally, and Drew Matzinger.   James was a devoted, loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Friends may gather from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Merkle Funeral Service; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.   Veterans Honors presented under the auspices of Monroe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1138 will follow at 7:00pm.

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