Bruce Willard Beard
LAKEVILLE — Bruce W. Beard, 68, of 64770 Kenilworth Road, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Medco Center, South Bend. Mr. Beard retired in 1986 from Mastic Corp., South Bend, after 47 years of service. He was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Fulton County and was a lifelong area resident.
On July 2, 1949, in South Bend, he married Naomi V. Kirkley, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Fern M. Beard-Whitacre of Elkhart and Laura Miller of Columbus, Ind.; two sons, John of Barrington, Ill., and Robb of West Lafayette, Ind.; and a grandson.
Memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Palmer Funeral Home. Cremation will take place. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thurs-day at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mayo Clinic for Neurological Diseases, Rochester, Minn.
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