Max I. Beard
Services for Max Beard, 68, of 1618 Arden Place, Joliet, la, formerly of South Bend, who died at 1:15 p.m. Friday in his home, will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Orvis-Palmer Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
He was a World War II Army veteran and a 1942 Purdue graduate. He was a former employee of Oliver Corp. in South Bend and he retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Joliet. He was born March 10, 1920, in Grass Creek, Ind. He lived in South Bend for several years.
On May 9, 1942, in New Carlisle, he married Mabel Bennett, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mary Fran Stevens of Stafford, Texas; a son, Thomas of St. James, Mo.; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Miles of Mishawaka and Bruce of Lakeville.
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