Regina C. Ward, age
88, an area resident of Chesterton, IN, since 1961, passed away on Tuesday,
April 26, 2016.
She was born on
September 28, 1927 in Camden Hill, PA, to Russell and Margaret (Blank)
On June 20, 1959,
she married John D. Ward Sr. in McKeesport, PA.
Regina is survived
by her sons, John D. Jr. (Helen), Joseph P. (Caroline) and James W. Ward;
grandchildren, Angela, John and Jack Ward; sisters, Margaret Book and Marian
(Michael) Minoski; brother-in-law, Rudy Salinger; sister-in-law, Carol
Taylor and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, John; brother, George Taylor; sister, Pauline
Salinger and sister-in-law, Mary Kay Lubay.
Regina retired from
Duneland School Corporation where she was a cashier for the lunch program at
Liberty Elementary School. After her retirement Regina did product
demonstrations for Town & Country for five years. She was a charter member
of the Chesterton Women of the Moose and held several positions. Regina was
a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton and was active over
the years at the school library, a Cub Scout Den Mother, Treasurer of the
Woman’s Club, the funeral choir, Eucharistic minister, Senior Club and the
National Council of Catholic Women. She also volunteered at the Waters of
Duneland Nursing Home and was a member of the Lady Bugs and the Midwest
Steel Senior Club. Regina enjoyed bowling, water aerobics and traveling. Her
favorite vacation was fishing with her family on Big Sand Lake in Northern
Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, with Father James Meade officiating, 638 N Calumet Road,
Chesterton, IN, 46304. Burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass at 11:00
a.m. at St. Patrick Church.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Sharing Meadows, PO
Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN, 46371, and VNA Hospice, 2404 Valparaiso
Street, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
to the family may be made at