Russell Merrick Ward, 73, of Lakeside-Marblehead, died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born June 30, 1941, in Port Clinton, the son of Leslie E. and Mariane (Merrick) Ward. He married Mary Lynch on Sept. 11, 1965, and she survives.
Russell was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an insurance agent in the Columbus and Indianapolis areas. He was a member of the Oak Harbor Golf Club and the Marblehead American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; daughter, Lesley (Robert Dennis) Ward of Silver Springs, Md.; grandchildren, Ethan Dennis and Zachary Dennis; sisters, Maryanne (Curt) Laubner of Lakeside, and Patricia (John) Ratcliffe of Seattle, Wash.
Private graveside services will be held at Sackett Cemetery, Danbury Township, with Pastor Vern Shepherd officiating.
Memorials may be given to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Peninsula Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.