J ames Alan Ward, 50, of Andover and Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Jim was born September 23, 1968 to Alan Lee and Sharon (Kiernan) Ward. Jim grew up in Barstow, California. He went to junior college in Barstow and on to Las Vegas College. Jim loved tennis growing up and attended Tony Trabert Tennis Camp. He liked geology, but gave it up for business in his college years in Las Vegas. After college Jim opened four stores in three states and managed them. He finally wanted to try something different, and became a buyer for Mate Precision Tooling in Anoka, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alan Lee Ward on May 17, 2003.
He is survived by his mother, Sharon of Centralia, Kansas; two sisters; and many loving relatives.
Private family inurnment will be held at a later date and time in the Centralia Cemetery.