Terry Ward of DeMotte, Ind., passed away on Jan. 23 at the age of 71. Although most of us never met him, we know that he died believing that The Blues Brothers was the best movie ever, and that (young) Clint Eastwood was the “baddest-ass man on the planet.”
In a humorously touching obituary that quickly went viral, Ward’s daughter Jean Lahm details how her dad “escaped this mortal realm” a couple of weeks ago, “leaving behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper,” and a multitude of other random items that would prove helpful in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
“He was all about making people laugh. He just had this quirky, witty sense of humor and we all got it from him. The household was built on who could get the best laugh,” Lahm, who works at Geisen Funeral Homes in Indiana, told Today. “That’s how my dad was.”
Among the things that Terry enjoyed were hunting, fishing, golfing, snorkeling, Abba, cold beer (especially if it was free), discussing who makes the best pizza — and, above all, his family.
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