Visitation will be held at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston IL, on Sunday, April 30th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday May 1st, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hoopeston, IL at 10:00 am with a lunch to follow at St. Anthony Parish Hall. Fr. Patrick O'Neal will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Don's life. Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #384. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers and staff at the VA and Harbor Lite hospice for their dedication to Don's comfort. The family have entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Ward’s Life. Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.