Eldon Wayne Beard, 86

Eldon Wayne Beard was born on September 4, 1925 to William and Hanna (Looney) Beard in Madison County, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Florence I., brothers Marvin, Guy and Earl; step-brother Leo and step-sister Ovetta

Survived by his son Daniel.

Also survived by sister Gladys Kohler; step-sister Myrtle Reed; brother-in-law Richard (June) Lenz; sister-in-law Helen May Miller and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Retired heavy equipment operator with Swartzman & Sons, Anoka.

Funeral service 1 PM Friday, July 27, 2012 at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River, 763-441-1212. Visitation 5-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home on Friday. Interment Orono Cemetery, Elk River.