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90, professional baseball player and WWII veteran, passed away December 30, 2011 with his family by his side. Ted, voted most popular player for the Indianapolis Indians in 1948 and 1951, began his professional career in 1941. His career was interrupted to serve in the Pacific Theatre in WWII. He was also the recipient of the State of Indiana, Council of the Sagamores of the Wabash in August 1986. Survivors include three children, Robin Foster, Ted Beard, and Steven Beard; grandchildren, Teddy Beard and Dawn Beard; seven great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Brigitte Saur. Ted was preceded in death by his wife Laura of 55 years. Services will be held at a later date. Harry W. Moore Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 1, 2012