|James E. Beard|
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|Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:35|
James Edward Beard, 76, of Oak Harbor, OH died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Riverview Healthcare Campus in Oak Harbor.
He was born December 11, 1936 in Grand Rapids, OH, to the late James G. and Dorothy I. (Kohanke) Beard. He was a 1955 graduate of Bowling Green High School. On March 30, 1957 he married the former Madonna R. Adler.
Mr. Beard was a Lab Supervisor at the former Brush Wellman Company in Elmore for 42 years, retiring in March of 1999.
He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Elliston. He also held memberships in the Oak Harbor Lodge #495 F. & A.M., Pheasants Forever, and life member of Riverview Auxiliary.
He was the first member of the Bowling Green FFA Chapter to win the State FFA Degree. He bought and sold furs for over 39 years from 1972-2011, coached little league baseball for 12 years and was an Assistant Leader for the Boy Scout Troop 363 in Oak Harbor. He was an avid supporter of the Oak Harbor Rockets, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State University Buckeyes.
Jim loved going to his children and grandchildren's activities.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Madonna R. of Oak Harbor, sons James M. (June) Beard of Oak Harbor, Thomas L. (Jerri) Beard of Waterville, OH, and Roger W. (Jan) Beard of Toledo, OH; daughter Constance A. (Dan) Gahler of Graytown, OH; brother Jerry Beard of Elmore, OH; sisters Barbara (Sam) Burnett of Toledo, OH and Patricia VonMaluski of Mogadore, OH; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Trinity United Church of Christ, Elliston, with the Pastor Steve Korn officiating. Private Burial will be in Salem Township Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.
Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity United Church of Christ, Carroll Township E.M.S., Riverview Auxiliary, or Stein Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosserfuneralhome.com.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:26|
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