Michael “Mike” Ward, age 69, passed away at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Mike was an electrician by trade and a project manager for more than 20 years at Staff Electric Co. in Madison. Mike is survived by his wife, Julie; daughters, Christi (John) Coughlin and Lesly Ward; son, Austin Ward; grandsons, Corey (Sara) Quinn, Seth (Ashley) Pratt, Dillon Quinn and Benjamin Odegaard; great-granddaughters, Nessa Quinn and Olivia Flynn; sisters, Gladys Kripschack and Elizabeth Jones; brother, Elwood (Marion) Ward; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dolores Schlueter; brothers; DennisWard and Allen Ward; and son, Douglas Ward. A celebration of Mike’s life is being planned and will be held on a later date.