Ward also despised “uppity foods” like hummus, Lahn wrote, adding that the family changed its name to “bean dip” for his benefit (he loved it after the name change). Cars were never purchased new, she wrote, and he met his wife by telling her he was a lineman.
“He didn’t specify early on that he was a lineman for the phone company, not the NFL,” Lahn wrote. “Still, Kathy and Terry wed in the fall of 1969, perfectly between the Summer of Love and the Winter of Regret.”
After reading Ward’s obituary, Lahn said the rest of her family deemed it was perfect and shared many laughs, WXIN reported.
The former Vietnam War veteran moved to DeMotte in 1973, WXIN reported. Lahn wrote that her father worked for AT&T and its predecessors after 39 years of “begrudging service” and accumulated “roughly 3,000 rolls of black electrical tape,” which he used to cover open wounds or create “Don’t use this button” covers.
Lahn ended the obituary with a flourish, noting that donations could be made to a favorite charity in Ward’s name “or your favorite watering hole.”
Terry Ward would have approved.