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Robert Michaels Barnard

November 2, 1918 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 100)

Mr. Robert M. Barnard, 100, formerly of Muscatine, Iowa, and Freemont, Ohio, died Monday morning, November 12, 2018, at Wheatland Manor in Wheatland, Iowa.

Robert Michaels Barnard was born November 2, 1918, in Muscatine to the late Glen and Hazel (Michaels) Barnard.  He graduated from Muscatine High School with the class of 1936.   Bob married June Holliday May 29, 1941, at Grace Lutheran Church, Muscatine.  He began a career at the H.J. Heinz Company, Muscatine which spanned over 40 years.  Bob served his country in the United States Army during World War II and returned to Heinz, retiring from the Fremont, Ohio, plant in 1981.  His wife preceded him in death May 28, 2015, following 74 years of marriage. 

Surviving are children and their spouses, Thomas, Sr. and Virginia Barnard of Plano, Texas, and Jane and the Rev. William Runaas, Jr. of Calamus, Iowa; grandchildren, Thomas, Jr. (Christy) Barnard, Cathy (Brian) Lindstrom, Erik (Morgan Mohr) Runaas and Jonathan (Marargaret) Runaas; six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, G. Fenton Barnard, Jr. and a granddaughter, Ellen Runaas.

The family will receive friends at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, rural Calamus from 9:30 until the service hour of 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2018, with  the Rev. Jealaine Marple officiating.  Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are suggested to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

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