William J. Bernard
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William J. Bernard
  • October 25, 1935 - December 6, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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William J. Bernard, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 6, 2017. Born on October 25, 1935, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late William and Gertrude L. (Tagmeyer) Bernard. He was a member of St Joseph United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. He proudly served his country in the Air Force; and was a member of American Legion Post #47. He retired from Navistar in 1991, after 31 years of service, and then he worked at the Fort Wayne Vehicle Auction for over 15 years.
He is survived by; children, Ellen M. (Tom) Bowser and William A. Bernard; granddaughters, Alicia (Jake) McKim, Lauren (Derek) Graber and Shauna Bowser; step-grandson, Adam Bowser; great-grandson, Elias McKim. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Bonita M. Bernard; and brother, Donald Bruce Bernard
Funeral service will be 12pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling from 10am until time of service. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to the Allen County S.P.C.A. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com