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Susan Ann Ward, age 70, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Sunday, February 2, 2020.  She was born October 25, 1949, in Grand Rapids, to the late Stanley and Eunice (Clifford) Ciolk.

Susan worked many years as a Quality Control Specialist at Plastic Plate/Monroe plant.  On July 4, 1995, Sue married Ronald Ward in Sugar Island, Michigan. She enjoyed shopping, going to the casino, and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald; daughters, Lori  Snyder and Michelle (Gregory) Harris; step-daughter, Kari Ann Bills Ward; grandchildren, Miranda Hayes (Ferris), Chelsea Colacchio, Dante’ Diggs, Sasha Snyder, Caleb Snyder, and Abram Snyder;  great-grandchildren, Za’Maria Colacchio, Raiden Hayes, Ayce Hayes, and Maddox Hayes; siblings, Stanley (Carol) Ciolk, Mary Novy, Roseann Chesebro, Kathleen (Larry) Brown, Thomas (Vicky) Ciolk, and Patricia (Robert) Byle; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at VFW Post 830 located at 557 11th Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Edna McCoy on February 5, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    To Lori and her family sending my condolences and Love. Lots of hugs and compassion to a beautiful young lady that I have known over the years. I feel your heaviness and pain. Let God take control and less burden will be upon you. May your mother RIP!!! LOVE YOU LORI!

  2. Donna Elmore on February 5, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    My prayers & condolences go out to the children & Ron & Sue’s Loving Family. She will be dearly Missed !!! The best things I remember and
    I can say about my Cusin Sue
    was her Big Beautiful Smiles !!!!
    & her Sweet Caring Loving Heart ❤️For her Children & Husband & Family !!!!
    RIP 🙏🙏 their is another Angel
    ( Sue)
    that went to Haven
    Glory to All 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  3. Becka Bruderer on February 6, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Aunt Sue,
    This doesn’t feel real. I can’t believe you’re not here, I won’t hear you talk in the third person, get one of your big warm hugs, or hear that laugh. I miss you so much, and pray for light and strength for Ron and the girls.
    Love you always,

  4. Michelle Harris on February 7, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Momma u were loved by so many people. I cant believe your gone. I will love you forever and miss you tons

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