Willard N. Bard, 94, Dies, Funeral Rites Will Be
New Bedford: - Willard N. Bard, 94, died in
his sleep early this morning in the home of his daughter Mrs. Teressa
Lathrop in New Bedford, following a short illness.
The body was removed to the Johnson Funeral Home
in Manlius, where friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will
be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the New Bedford Christian Church. Burial will in
the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery.
Mr. Bard was born March 1, 1867 in a log cabin
in Greenville Township, the son of D. N. and Thrissa Wolf Bard. He was
married to Cora Dietz in Princeton on Sept. 4, 1894.She preceded him in
death on Nov. 17, 1957.
He was a member of the New Bedford Christian
Church, where he had served as a deacon and treasurer. He had been given the
deacon emeritus award by the church. He was also a member of the Modern
Woodmen of America of New Bedford.
Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Lathrop, of New
Bedford; two grandchildren, Mrs. Harold Bowen, Lake Tomahawk, Wis., and
Warren Lathrop, Annawan; five great grandchildren, Jo Ellen, Sharon and
Michael Bowen, and Kim and Jeffrey Lathrop; and a number of nieces and
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by
two brothers, Charles and Harry Bard and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Renner.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, March 23, 1961 - Thursday, page 2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)