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Robert W. Beard, 93

Robert W. Beard, age 92, of St. Paul Park, passed away peacefully at home on June 24.

He was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Bagley, Wis., to Robert and Albana Beard. He served in the U.S. Navy during the European and Pacific Theaters. Robert was married on Oct. 26, 1946, to the love of his life, Rosemary Waldner. He worked for many years and retired from Ashland Oil and was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus in Hastings.

Robert was preceded in death by infant son, Mark; parents; sister, Margaret Hankes; and brother, Harvey Beard.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary; son, Patrick (Sharon) Beard; daughter, Mary Rose (Roger) Madland; daughter, Theresa (Peter) Joyce; son, John Beard; daughter, Antonette Beard; and daughter, Margaret Ravn; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Mary) Beard; sister, Phyllis Baker; other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 30, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park. A visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at church. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Interment will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery.

Visit to view the memorial video and sign the online tribute page.

Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services