OBITUARY

Duane Paul Ward

October 21, 1958March 27, 2021
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Duane Paul Ward, 62, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on 03/27/2021. He was born to parents David Roy Ward and Donnis Eileen Foster Ward on 10/21/1958 in Highland Park, Illinois. He lived in Highland Park Illinois, Sparks Nevada and settled in Las Vegas in 1987.

Duane was a lifelong learner constantly improving himself through education and increasingly responsible job roles finally finding his home at Wells Fargo for over 40 years as a regional Vice President. He was also a member of the Lions Club for 30 years and enjoyed his time helping others at the Blind Center of Las Vegas and Sight Clinics in Mexico.

Duane was a loving husband, brother, stepfather, grandfather, uncle and friend. His passion for travel both for business and pleasure was well-known. He traveled the world and experienced life to the fullest. While a serious car accident caused him to retire, his greatest passions were his family and friends. He is preceded in death by Donnis Foster Ward (Mother), David Roy Ward (Father) and Roger Smith (Step-father)

Duane is survived by his wife Gabriele Ward, Kristina (Darren) Siegmund-Stepdaughter, Chelsea (Frankie) Foresman-Stepdaughter and grandchildren- Dominic Siegmund and Kylee Siegmund.

Surviving family members also include brothers David (Kem) Ward and Dan Ward, step-mother Francis Smith, several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly along with other relatives. He is also survived by Judy Ward, former spouse, numerous fellow Lions and friends who have become family over the years. He will be sadly missed by his furry kids: Jimi, Jewel, Joy and Jasper.

The family has entrusted Palm Mortuary, 6701 N Jones Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89131 with the arrangements. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date to be determined once COVID is behind us and we can get back to hugging, laughing and sharing stories of Duane.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an organization close to his heart- Camp Dat-So-La-Lee, a summer retreat for underprivileged children. The address is PO Box 2010 Fallon, Nevada 89407.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmnorthwest.com for the Ward family.

Services

  • Reception

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Kathy Lambert

April 7, 2021

Gabi,
I am very sorry to hear of Duane's passing. May memories of your time together bring you comfort and peace.
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy

Patty Arana

April 6, 2021

Our dear Duane will always be in my memory. Duane was an extraordinary Wells Fargo team member and for a bit I was reporting to him. Duane’s sense of humor was amazing. He would always find a solution to anything and when he told me he was going to travel to Peru, I felt as he was my next door neighbor. He shared what all Peruvians received in his travel. I remember we also took classes together and oh that was a histeria with him in the class making everyone laugh at all times.

Working with Duane was a real lovely experience and I thank God for having Duane be part of my path in this life.

Miss you Duane, we will see each other in the next life ! Patty Arana

Jemome Arbiola

March 28, 2021

I want to Express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Duane. I am very sorry for your loss. According to Revelation 21:3,4. "God himself promise in the future, he will be with them. And wipe out every tears from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." May this Scripture helps your feelings be comfortable in this stage of your life.

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