|Michael E. "Butter Z" Ward, 30, of Kirkwood, IL, died at 7:10 A.M, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 in rural Kirkwood, IL.
He was born January 14, 1981 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Donald E. and Mary Ann (Bell) Ward. He was raised and educated Monmouth.
Michael was a self-employed handyman. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friend and his dogs, Conan, Chyna and Boogie.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Ward of Kirkwood; brother, Jeremy (Michelle Meehan) Weir of Monmouth; sister, Angela (Henry) Hugel of Chicago; step-bother, Lester (Missy) Weir of Monmouth; six nieces, Kaitlyn Weir, Brittany Weir, Emily Weir and McKenzie Weir all of Monmouth, Lyndsey Paul and Ashley Paul of Chicago; two nephews, Logan Weir of Monmouth and Adam Hugel of Chicago and; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
His father preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Burial will be at Warren County Memorial Park. Friends may call Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 where his family will be present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. A memorial fund has been established to be designated later.
Online condolences may left at hooverhall.com.