Jay S. Barnard, age 61, a resident of Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, died Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013.
Jay was born October 14, 1951 in Manitowoc, WI to Dale and Pearl (Prochnow) Barnard. He was a graduate of Reedsville High School, Class of 1969 and received his Bachelor's Degree from Lawrence University in Appleton in 1973.
Jay was formerly married to Lesa (Margenau) Barnard.
He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
For the majority of his life Jay was self-employed in the insurance and securities industry. His real passion, though, was music. He was a gifted songwriter, having one song he wrote recorded by a professional musician. He was also a talented piano and guitar player. He enjoyed singing and playing the piano for other residents of Rocky Knoll.
Jay was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, as well as a season ticket holder. He enjoyed attending many games, especially with his son.
Jay is survived by his son, Ryan S. Barnard (girlfriend, Christine Kuczynski) of Shorewood, WI; his father, Dale R. Barnard of Reedsville, WI; his brothers, Jeff (Gayle) Barnard of Sullivan, WI and Dale (Lora) Barnard of Reedsville, WI; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Plate.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Rev. Alan Kubow, Associate Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at a later date at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Appleton, WI.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.
To sign the guestbook or light a candle, visit www.ballhornchapels.com
Jay's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Rocky
Knoll Health Care Facility for their care and support, as well as to Nancy Miller of Advocacy Programs of Family Service for her dedicated care.