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Hilarious Obituary About Man Who Loved Miracle Whip & Hamburger Helper Goes Viral

January 30, 2018

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine when you're feeling sad.

For the family of DeMotte, IN's Terry Ward that is very true. The 71-year-old passed away last week, and his obituary has been making the rounds because of his sense of humor.

The obituary opened by saying Terry left behind "32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and multitudes of other random items that would prove helpful in the event of a zombie apocalypse."

Terry's daughter, Jean Lahm, told the New York Post her father had a great sense of humor. In fact, she told the newspaper that was no other way to write the obituary. 

The entire obituary was full of gems. We actually felt like we got to know a lot about Terry by reading the obituary posted on the Geisen Funeral Homes website.

For example, we learned that Terry was a bit of a "food connoisseur:"

"He was a renowned distributor of popsicles and ice cream sandwiches to his grandchildren," the obituary reads. "He despised “uppity foods” like hummus, which his family lovingly called “bean dip” for his benefit, which he loved consequently."

Need an excuse to go out this weekend? Do it in Terry's honor! "Memorial donations in Terry’s name can be made to your favorite charity or your favorite watering hole," his family writes in the obituary. 

The entire obituary, which is nearly 600 words, is worth taking the time to read it. You can check it out here.