Leslie “Scott” Ward, 91, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died August 17, 2020 at his home in Gothenburg, NE.

He was born November 7, 1928 in Gothenburg, NE, son of Ned and Anna (Miller) Ward. Scott grew up in Gothenburg and attended Gothenburg schools. He served his country in the US Navy from 1948 to 1952. Scott married Mary H. Ostendorf on January 5, 1952 at Lexington. They had three children - Bill, Jim and Sherry. Scott worked for many years as a mechanic at CO-OP. He spent many hours in his vegetable garden and took pride in his straight rows.

Survivors include wife, Mary Ward of Gothenburg, NE; daughter, Sherry (Norman) Davis of Gothenburg; two sons, Bill (Gayla) Ward of North Platte, Jim (Teri) Ward of Kearney; sister, Ella Mae (Glenn) Schulze of Norton, KS; brother, John (Karen) Ward of Roseville, CA; three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents Ned and Anna, brothers, Don and Fred Ward.

Private Graveside Services will be held at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE.

Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department 602 Tenth Street Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com