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George Newton Beard

December 3, 1937 October 18, 2011
George Newton Beard
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Obituary for George Newton Beard

George Newton Beard of Fowlerville passed away in the care of his family October 18, 2011. He was 73 years old.

Born on December 3, 1937, George was one of two children born to parents Susan (nee. Watson) and Algernon B. Beard, Jr. George was born at the family home on Blackstone Street in Detroit, Michigan.

Following their courtship, George and Marie (nee. Wilson) were married in 1959. Thereafter, the young couple was blessed by the birth of their three daughters Sheri, Genell, and Melissa.

George dedicated his career to the custodial care of the local school districts and several banking institutions as well. He was well-known in the neighborhood for cruising around his property on either his golf cart or his lawnmower. In the backyard of his home, George had a scenic pond which he took good care of and was proud to cultivate its beauty and character. George cheered for the Michigan State Spartans and forever bled green. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and dear grandfather.

George was preceded in death by Marie his beloved wife of 46 years.

In addition to his loving daughters Sheri (Scott) Glabach, Genell (Steve) Leitner, and Melissa (David) Blodgett, George is survived by his grandchildren Jennifer & Brett Glabach, Shane, Derek & Rochelle Leitner and Jessica & Brendan Raden; sister Sue (Robert) Ash; nephew Dale (Amalia) Ash; niece Renee Ash; great-niece Sophia and great-nephew Nathan. George is also survived by extended family and dear friends who join in mourning his passing and giving thanks to God for his life among them.

Funeral Service from Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Hacker Rd., Brighton on Saturday 11 AM with gathering beginning one hour prior. Rev. Mark Milatz to officiate. Burial Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Friday 2 -9 PM.

Memorial contributions encouraged to: St. Jude Children�s Research Hospital.

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton at 810.229.2905.

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