Most obituaries are somber plain affairs that give a brief overview of the important events in the life of a decedent and their closest family members they now left behind. The obituaries are printed in the local newspaper and normally forgotten fairly quickly by everyone who was not close to the deceased.
Terri Ward’s obituary has earned him some postmortem fame on the Internet. Ward was an army veteran living in Indiana, who recently passed away. The unique things about his obituary are the interesting and relatable details about his life.
It noted that at the time of his passing, that he had 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and refused to eat hummus, unless his family told him it was bean dip. He then loved it. All this was reported by the Daily Mailin “Obituary for veteran with ‘zero working knowledge of the Kardashians’ and a stash of Miracle Whip wins over the internet.”
What people love about Ward’s obituary is that it shows how ordinary he was and does so in a humorous way. People can relate to him and that will be his ultimate legacy.
This shows that you do not need to be particularly special or unique to have a legacy. You can go to an elder law attorney and make sure you have an estate plan that will adequately provide for your family and that even leaves some assets to your favorite charitable causes.
That is another way to have a lasting legacy, after you are gone.
Reference: Daily Mail (Jan. 29, 2018) “Obituary for veteran with ‘zero working knowledge of the Kardashians’ and a stash of Miracle Whip wins over the internet.”
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