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Obituary for Corinne M Ward (Peroutka)

Corinne (Corie) M. Ward died peacefully on June 11, 2022 from complications of several chronic illnesses. Corie was born on November 28, 1961 to Jim and Mary Ann Peroutka (Herman) in Fayetteville, NC where Jim was serving in the military. Shortly after her birth, the family returned to Marshfield, WI where Corie grew up.

She attended University of Wisconsin system schools (UW Stout and UW Milwaukee) and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and then was credentialed as a Registered Nurse. In 1991 she married Gary James Ward and they lived and worked in the Milwaukee area, most recently in New Berlin for over 20 years.

In addition to being a dedicated nurse in hospital and clinic settings, Corie was a selfless, astute and caring daughter-in-law to Dolores Ward for many, many years.

Corie is survived by her parents Jim and Mary Ann, her sisters Connie Portz (Kevin) and Carie Edgerton (John), her loving husband Gary, sister and brother in law Sandra Ward and Patrick McDonnell, niece Megan Kinney (Brian) and grandnephews Michael and Theo, her “Milwaukee-mother” Beverly Olchesfski, dear friends Tom and Sandy (Stella) Lewis, Bernie and Paul Hansen, and numerous other family members, friends, and colleagues.

A private burial was held on Saturday June 18th at Highland Memorial Park in Greenfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to HAWS - Humane Animal Welfare Society (