Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Lauri Ward

July 29, 1966 - September 15, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI


Celebration Gathering

Friday, September 27, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Saint Alphonsus Parish Food and Clothing Center
224 Carrier Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Lauri Rachelle Ward, age 53 of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 after her courageous battle with Cancer. She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1966 to William and Barbara Ward. Along with her parents, Lauri is survived are her children Danielle, Kayla, Jacob and Crystal; grandchildren Harrison & Isiah; sister Lynn (Mike) Blake; brother William (Debra) Ward and her dear companion of 22 years, Johnnie John Johnson. Lauri was a proud graduate of Lowell High School class of 1984. She loved traveling, gardening, sewing and arts/crafts. Relatives and friends are invited to her life celebration gathering on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Van Strien Creston Chapel, (1833 Plainfield Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505). For those who wish, memorial contributions maybe made to Saint Alphonsus Parish Food and Clothing Center, (224 Carrier Street NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505). To read more of Lauri's life, share a memory or sign the online register book please visit www.heritagelifestory.com