Posted Oct. 04, 2009, at 7:45 p.m.

WICHITA, Kan. – Dennis L. Ward, 52, journeyman mailer for the Wichita Eagle, went to be with his best fishing buddy, Max, Oct. 2, 2009. He was predeceased by his father, Phillip A. Ward. He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Psy and husband, Steven Wilhite, Daniel Ward and Samuel Ward; siblings, Marjorie Ward, Pamela and husband, William Cahoon, Donald and wife, Pam Ward, Ronald Ward, Thomas and wife, Karen Ward, and Christopher and wife, Martha Ward; and granddaughter, Zoey Wilhite. A funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.