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Ward Sam Sansone, 88, of Midland, passed away at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland on July 20, 2021. He was born on June 1, 1933 to the late Charles and Lura (Lucia) Sansone. Ward married Deena Holmberg on August 22th, 1987 and they shared thirty-four loving years together.  

Ward was an avid chess player and enjoyed painting wildlife. Ward also enjoyed being outdoors fishing, gardening and spending time on his yard.


Ward is survived by his wife Deena Sansone; children, Mark (Debbie) Sansone, Amanda Sansone, and Joe Sansone; stepsons, Justin Mayville and Nicholas Mayville; grandchildren, Becky Sansone, Mia Mayville, Brody Mayville, Willow Sansone and Sebastian Sansone; great-grandson, Colton; sisters, Lura (Rip) Bender and Joyce Williams.


Ward is predeceased by his sisters Tura, Shirley and granddaughter Carly Sansone.


A cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will be held, Sunday, August 22, 2021, location and time will be announced at a later date.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Disabled American Veterans or the Midland VFW.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sansone family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dottie Famularo

    22 July 2021 2 days ago

    Thom & Dottie send our condolences. So very sorry to hear of Ward’s passing. Prayers 🙏 to the family.

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