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October 28, 1928 ~ January 11, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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** Teresa's date of death was changed to keep the obituary current.
Teresa Ward, age 94, passed away on January 11, 2023 at St Anthony’s Care Center, Woodway, TX with her daughter by her side.
Memorial Mass was held Friday, January 20, 2023 at St Louis Catholic Church. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown, SD.
Teresa was born October 21, 1928 in rural Roberts County, South Dakota to John and Margaret (Lenssen) Lamers. On September 22, 1949, Teresa married the love of her life, Mickey Ward in Browns Valley, Minnesota. The couple continued to farm near Wilmot, South Dakota until 1968 when they moved to Watertown, South Dakota. Teresa then worked for J.C. Penny Department Store as a sales associate for 30 years. Teresa moved to her daughter’s home in Waco, TX, July of 2021.
She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Watertown, South Dakota. Teresa and her husband, Mickey, loved to dance and they were well known for their ability to light up the dance floor.
She is proceeded in death by her husband Mickey; daughter Judy Resel; and her parents.
Teresa is survived by her daughter, Kathy Miller (Tommy) of Waco, Tx; two brothers, Edward Lamers and John Lamers (Jack)(Donna) of Browns Valley, Minnesota; two grandsons, Jason Dehnert (Izabella) of Phoenix, Arizona and Michael Miller (Ashle) of Dripping Springs, Tx; two great grandsons, Colton and Hudson Miller; two step grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice.