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Obituary: Cathy Ward

April 16, 1958 – January 27, 2022

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Cathy WardCathy Ward, nee Turngren, age 63, of Lansing, IL, went home to her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Beloved wife of Gordon Ward. Loving mother of Jeremy (Kathy) Ward, Adam (Heather) Ward, Caitlyn (Seth) Kramer, and the late infant Cara Lane. Devoted grandmother of Kole, Chloe, Keagan, Kent, Cady, late Calvin, Jeremiah, Joshua, Landon, Nolan, Ava, Talia, and Milo. Dear daughter of Carole and the late Charles Turngren. Sister of Timothy Turngren, David Turngren, and Sharon (Bill) Heintz.

Visitation occurred on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Funeral service Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at First Church (PCA) 3134 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL, with Rev. Jeff DeBoer officiating. Private burial prior to the service at Maplewood Cemetery – Crown Point, IN.

Memorial contributions may be given to Franciscan Munster Health Foundation (

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