William “Billy” Ward, age 64 of Ada, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Dorothy Ward; and sister, Ruth Ward. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Susan; children, Ryan (Natasha) Ward, Katie (Zach) Foley, Donald (Moriah) Ward, Kelsey Ward; grandchildren, Bentley, Lydia, Olivia; brothers, Pat (Karen) Ward, Rick Ward; sisters, Carol (Bob) McKinstry, Nelva Walker, Lorraine (Tom) Covell, Karen (Jim) McCaul; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don (Mary) Hoogerhyde, Linda (Rich) Kanski, Marty (Kathy) Hoogerhyde, Billy (Sharry) Hoogerhyde; also many nieces and nephews. Billy was a true jokester; he loved to make people laugh. He loved to share his joy of the farm with his family, working the land is where he was happiest. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell NE, Ada. Rev. Mark Peacock presiding. Visitation Tuesday 4-8:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club of Lowell, 314 S. Hudson St., Lowell, MI 49331.