Ward, Dale E.

ward-daleWard, Dale E. Retired Sgt. Dale Elliot Ward, of Minneapolis, passed away in his sleep July 10, 2015 at the age of 75. Dale was born in 1940 to Milo and Irene Ward who preceded him in death. In the early 60’s, Dale served in the US Army as a Sergeant stationed in Germany, and that experience left a deep impression on him. It fueled his life long interest in history. Dale was an avid reader and history buff, especially as relates to the military and major battles through the ages. He never seemed to forget a historical fact regardless of how obscure. In 1964, Dale joined the Minneapolis Police Department and served in a variety of roles. He loved his 39 yr police career and particularly enjoyed serving as Rangemaster. While a man of few words, he is remembered for his dry wit and sharp observations. His passion for precision and artistic undercurrent was aptly expressed in his very beautiful penmanship. Dale is survived by his wife Mary Jo; children Tisa Ford (Tom), Steve (Andrea) and Jimmy; grandchildren Stephen, Josh and Ava; great-grandchildren Kyan and Lauren; siblings Pat Rodriguez (Kenny), David (Pat) and Mark. He is also survived and loved by many nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be held 4:30 pm Wednesday, July 15 at the Cremation Society 7110 France Ave S. in Edina 952/924-4100. Dale will be laid to rest at Ft. Snelling in a private ceremony.

Published on July 14, 2015