Jacob H. Ward, age 39 of Eau Claire died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 as a result of an accident near Chippewa Falls.

Jacob was born on June 12, 1980 in Osceola to parents, Greg and Alynda (Spencer) Ward. Jacob attended school in Osceola until he was 16 when he contracted Meningitis and he suffered from traumatic brain issues and Epilepsy. He completed his education at Unity High School in Balsam Lake. Jacob eventually moved to Eau Claire where he continued to receive medical help and also working several different jobs at local restaurants and grocery stores. He loved listening to music, target shooting with his dad, visiting parks with his fiancé Diane and coming home to Osceola for visits with family and time spent with his niece and nephew.

Jacob is survived by his fiancé, Diane Larson of Eau Claire, father, Greg Ward of Osceola, sister, Angela Brown of Osceola, niece, Olivia, nephew, Logan; his paternal grandmother, Connie Ward of Osceola; stepfather, John Meier of Centuria as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lindy in 2017; maternal grandparents, Jack and Gail Vezina; paternal grandfather, Harold Ward; step grandmother, Anne Meier and cousin, Christie Lucken.

Memorials may be directed to the Epilepsy Foundation (Wisconsin) 1812 Brackett Ave. #5, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola, with pastor Angie Kutney officiating. Visitation will be held on hour prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Grandstrand Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com.

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