Collette Ward, 51, of Mitchell died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, February 18, at Mitchell Wesleyan Church in Mitchell. Funeral services are under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Collette Jean Ward was born on July 19, 1967 to Robert and Mae (Archambeau) Rouse in Mitchell, SD. She attended St. Joseph High School in Chamberlain. She worked as a nanny in Connecticut before moving to Alaska. She moved back to Mitchell where she worked as a caregiver and most recently at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. She married Jay Ward on June 17, 1995 in Sioux Falls.
She is survived by her husband, Jay Ward; sons, Chase and Kane (Emily) Ward; two granddaughters, MaKalla and Kadayln Ward, all of Mitchell; two brothers, Eddie (Delcie) Miller, Ft. Thompson, and Richard (Becky) Miller, Brandon; three sisters, Crystal (Frank) Soulek, Sioux Falls, Candace Aikins, Mitchell, and Cindy Miller, Sioux Falls.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Wade Aikins.