Gertrude Anna Ward passed away peacefully on September 12, 2013. Born to Blanche and Leo Dombroske on July 11, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, she married 1st Lieutenant William Glen Ward on June 14, 1944. They were blessed with 2 children: Rita Kay Wiedmer (Terry) and Richard Lee Ward. Shortly after Bill passed away in 1957, she began work with Illinois Bell Telephone Company in West Chicago, Illinois. She retired after 20 years of service and relocated to Spring Hill, Florida. She was preceded in death by her son in 1994 and only sister Dorothy Cunningham Visny in 2007. She will forever remain a treasured grandmother to Tiffany Dawn Wiedmer and Darin Ward Wiedmer, a favorite aunt of Carol Magmer, Patricia Tarant and John Cunningham (Susan), and a wonderful great-grandmother to Damon Anthony Wiedmer who was a true joy to her in her later years. Visitation will be at Pinecrest Funeral Chapel on Mariner Boulevard, Wednesday, September 18th, from 6:00-8:00PM. A funeral mass will be conducted on Thursday, September 19th, 12:30PM at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at Forest Park, Illinois.