Robert Beard(1947 - 2018)

Robert (Bob) Charles Beard age 70 of Ionia passed away July 24, 2018 in Ionia. He was born August 13, 1947 in Lansing, MI the son of Robert and Doris (Hoppes) Beard. Bob married Cathy Handlon May 27, 1972. He worked over 30 years for TRW. He loved to fish and enjoyed watching sports; MSU, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and NASCAR. He also enjoyed camping and bird watching.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Cathy; children, Carrie (Scott) Maynard of Portland, Chris (Shannon) Beard of Lake Odessa; and Casey (Josh) Rinckey of Saranac; sisters, Mary Beard of Portland and Faith (Ronald) Kissane of Portland; brother in law, Ronald Smith of Portland; grandchildren, Cole Maynard, Sawyer Maynard, Paige Beard, Bryce Beard, Mariah Hill, Hailey Rinckey, and Wendell (Isaiah) Rinckey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Barb Smith and Diana Hill.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Friday, July 27th at Lake Funeral Home in Ionia with Pastor April Barrett officiating. Interment Balcom Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-7 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to First Congregational Church of Portland Food Pantry. Online condolences may be made at www.lakefuneralhomes.com

Funeral Home

Lake Funeral Home-Ionia - Ionia
3521 S. State Rd. Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 527-0099

Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on July 26, 2018