Donald Beard


NAPOLEON -- Donald Albert Beard, 97, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Napoleon, Ohio.

He was born on September 21, 1916, in Defiance Ohio. He was united in marriage to the late Maude Sharp on May 6, 1942.

He is survived by daughter, Betty Chastain of Boston, Georgia; son, Ronald E. (Kathy) Beard of Napoleon; six grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Molly (Brown) Beard; stepbrother, Sam Ice; and son, Donald E. Beard.

Donald served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he was a coal miner and drove a truck. He was also a telephone operator. Donald retired from Campbell Soup Company in 1979, after 20 years of service. Donald was a former member of Napoleon Moose Lodge 788 and a life member of DAV Chapter 30.

A graveside service will be held for Donald at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, Ohio. Pastor Chris Crowe will officiate. Military rites will be accorded to Donald by the VFW Post 3360, of Defiance, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to Walker Mortuary, Napoleon, Ohio.

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