Harry David Ward, 70, of Bethalto, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton.
He was born May 27, 1945, in Johnstown, Penn., the son of Martin and Kathryn (Barham) Ward.
Harry was a graduate of Civic Memorial High School. He had worked for McDonnell Douglas for three years before enlisting with the United States Army. He had served as an MP before retiring. Harry was a member of the Alton VFW Post No. 1308, and the American Legion.
He is survived by his stepmother, Fay Ward of Bethalto; a brother and his wife, Chet and Melinda Ward of Crystal Lake; and a sister and her husband, Stella and Jerry Grzesik of Canton, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
A private graveside burial took place Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Bethalto United Methodist Cemetery officiated by Pastor David Heyen with military honors given.
Memorials may be made to Bethalto Methodist Church or the Bethalto American Legion.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto handled the arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.