Dale R. "Bud" Barnard, age 85 of Reedsville, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Riversbend Health and Rehab Center, Manitowoc.
Bud was born on September 26, 1927 in the town of Dale, son of the late William and Doris (Degal) Barnard. He lived his entire life in Reedsville, except for the two years when he served our country in the United States Army. Bud was an eighth grade graduate of St. John St. James Lutheran School, and a Reedsville High School graduate, class of 1945. He continued his education at Lawrence College in Appleton. On October 22, 1949 he married Pearl Prochnow. They had three sons together: Jay, Jeff, and Dale. Bud worked in the oil business for his dad, and later took over the business. He sold his business in 1978 and worked for Manitowoc Co in the crane division. At that time, he also took a job at Bowmar Appraisal of Appleton doing residential home appraisals, retiring in 2008. Bud was involved with athletics such as playing baseball in the local amateur leagues, playing basketball in high school and in the East Wisconsin League, bowling, and especially enjoyed playing golf with his sons and grandsons.
Bud is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law: Jeff (Gayle) and Dale W. (Lora); grandchildren: Brad (Melissa), Erica (Ryan) Mueller, Nicole (Nathan) McCardell, and Ryan; great-grandchildren: Caleb Barnard, Steven Mueller, and Riley McCardell; special friend: Pat Kloida; two sisters: Suzanne Falk of West Bloomfield, MI and Mary Larson of Brillion; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son: Jay earlier this year, one brother-in-law: Richard"Dick" Larson, and one niece Jenny Brockert.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Timothy Nommensen with inurnment at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Military Rites will be accorded by the Reedsville AmVets Post 1032.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The service will be at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Sipple and his staff, the Bellin Cancer Team, Unity Hospice, and most of all, a heartfelt thank you to Riversbend Health and Rehab for their compassion and care shown toward Dad.