Troy Matthew Ward

September 15, 1976 - July 31, 2008 

Troy Matthew Ward

September 15, 1976 - July 31, 2008 

Obituary for Troy Matthew Ward

Portland



Age 31, passed away on July 31, 2008. He was born on September 15, 1976 in Lansing the son of Michael and Diane (Challender) Ward. Troy was of a member of the Church of Christ in Grand Ledge and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed sports including the Kentucky Derby. Troy graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, he worked for the Department of Corrections in Ionia as a Activities Coordinator. His family and friends were very important to him, being liked by all. Surviving are his parents, Michael and Diane Ward; brothers Todd (Denise) Ward and Timothy Ward;nephew, Chandler Ward; stepnieces Nichole Barber, Hannah Barber, and Haley Keller; grandmother, Arlene Challender; uncle, Douglas Ward; aunt, Marilyn (Richard) Webert; cousins Heather (Brett) Steinbacker, Sara (Jason) Fazzoni, Rick (Kelly) Webert, Jennifer Webert, Nicholas (Shannon) Webert, Cory (Sherry) Webert; several great aunts and uncles. The funeral service will be held at 11:15 a.m., Monday, August 4, 2008 at the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. Interment will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m., Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.schraubenlehman.com.

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