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In Memory

Ward Wahlen

Ward Wahlen

The Racine Journal Times,  Friday, April 27, 1990
New York, New York
Age 37.  Passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 1990, at his residence in Racine.  He was born in Racine, WI. on June 8, 1952.  He was employed by Cornell University as a Grant Writer.  He was a menber of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York.  Surviving are his parents, Calvin and Loretta (nee: Burg) Wahlen; a sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Robert Michel-son; a brother and sister-in-law, Kurt and Jan Wahlen; a niece, Hannah Wahlen; four nephews, Abe, Noah and Jacob Michelson, Jesse Wahlen; other relatives and friends.  A Memorial Service will be held today (FRIDAY) at 7:00 p.m. at ATONEMENT LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2915 Wright Ave., with Rev. Dr. Leland l. Longrie officiating.  There will be NO VISITATION.  Interment will be held at Caledonia Memorial Park.  In memory of Ward, memorials to the American Foundation for Aids Research, 1515 Broadway, Suite 3601, New York, NY 10036 have been suggested.  
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02/02/20 11:58 AM #1    

Marcia Onnink (Koenig)

Ward and I were members of Atonement Church during high school.  I remember Ward as being fun-loving with a ready smile and having a wonderful sense of humor. He was always a joy to be with.  

02/03/20 01:20 PM #2    

Denise Anastasio (Sarto)

I remember his smile as well. Its very sad that he left us so soon.

02/29/20 09:41 AM #3    

Dennis Fawver

Ward and I scouted out several colleges together. While touring UW Oshkosh, Ward spotted a piano in the student union. He sat down and played "What is a Youth", from the movie Romeo and Juliet. For one magic moment, everyone  just stopped what they were doing and listened quietly, until the song was finished. I was both surprised and moved. I'd never heard him play. In addition to a being a wonderful person, Ward was a humble and gifted pianist. 

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