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Donald E. Beard

Posted: Thursday, May 10th, 2012

MOUNT MORRIS — Donald E. “Ike” Beard, age 82, died May 2, 2012 in his Home.  Donald was born May 7, 1929 in Mount Morris, the son of Leon B. and Ethel (Johnson) Beard.  He married Joan Bushman on August 25, 1967 in Oregon.  Donald worked at Kable Printing Company for 52 years as a Master Operator in Bindery retiring in 2001. 

He is a lifetime Mount Morris area resident.  Donald was a member of Mount Morris Moose Lodge #1551 and the GCIU.

 Donald is survived by his wife, Joan Beard, Mount Morris; Sons: Eric (Jane) Beard, Roscoe; Mark Beard, Rockton; Kevin (Jeanette) Beard, Mount Morris; Daughter: Sheri Beard, Columbus, Wisc. Several Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. Brother: Ray (Vicki) Beard, Oregon; Sisters: Lola Burchett, Rockford; Darlene Beard, Mount Morris.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two Brothers: Lou Beard and Len Ki Ki Beard; and one Sister: Loraine Benoche.

Services were held on Sunday May 6 at 1 p.m. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mount Morris with Rev. Roger Carlson officiating.  Visitation was on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. till service time in the funeral home.  Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. 

  Memorials to Passages Hospice.

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