Samuel Chester “Chet” Ward

August 04, 1933 ‒ September 14, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Samuel Chester “Chet” Ward, age 82, of Marion died Monday, September 14, 2015 at Marion General Hospital.   Chet was born August 4, 1933 in Marion, Ohio to the late John Francis and Mary Josephine (Shaw) Ward.  Chet married Carolyn V. Fabian February 15, 1958 at St. Mary Church in Marion, Ohio.  She preceded him in death on July 13, 2008. Chet graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1951 and attended The Ohio State University.  From 1951 until 1968 he worked as a draftsman for Charles W. Oborn and from 1968 until he retired in 1995 as an estimator for Baldauf Construction Company.  Chet served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Columbus, Georgia.

He was an avid golfer who was proud of his two holes-in-one, enjoyed woodworking and watching the Indians, Browns and Ohio State. Chet was a member of St. Mary Church in Marion.

He is survived by children, Sue Ellen Ward of Columbus and Michael E. (Lori) Ward of Galena; grandchildren, Lauren and Jack Ward; brother, Robert Ward; and numerous golf buddies.  He is predeceased by brother, John Junior Ward.

Friends may call at Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5 until 8PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM Friday, September 18, 2015 at St. Mary Church, Marion, with Father Thomas Buffer presiding.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Elementary School or St. Vincent de Paul.  Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ward family and online condolences may be expressed at

  • Sue & Mike,

    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I’ve never had the opportunity to meet your side of the family, but I have no doubt the world is a lesser place without him… and heaven now shines a little brighter.


  • Dear Sue (and Family): I am very sorry to hear of your loss and wish you peace at this time. May good memories always be a special reminder of your loved one.

  • Dear Sue and Mike,

    We are sad to hear of your dad’s passing. He, Carolyn, you and your family are in our prayers.

    Love, Pam and Eric

  • Sue & Mike,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I have fond memories of your family as a child and I know that he and your mother are at peace knowing that you and Mike have become wonderful adults.

    Stay strong and positive knowing that you were loved.

    Connie “Ballenger” Del Grosso

  • I am so sorry to hrar of the death of your fsther
    I wish I could come home yet at this time I am unable once again I am so sorry.

  • Ron and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad. You, your brother and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. He is now with his beloved wife and is at peace.

    Loive, Ron nd Lynn