Robert 'Dave' Barnard


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Robert "Dave" Barnard, 69, of Fenton, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Per Dave's wishes, private family services will be held. Pastor Rita Wolf, pastor at The Bridge at Beans, Sterling, will officiate. There will be no visitation. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, Prophetstown, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Feb. 17, 1943, in La Grange, Ill., to Hugh T. and Rosa Catherine Barnard. Dave was a graduate of Bettendorf High School. He married Annette M. Anderson April 29, 1978, in Moline. She died Dec. 15, 2006.
Dave served his welding apprenticeship and was employed by Alcoa Aluminum in Riverdale for 37 years, retiring in 2000.
Dave enjoyed carpentry, astronomy, gardening, photography and welding. He also was an avid motorcycle enthusiast -- he converted his Harley Davidson into a trike, which he affectionately termed his "800cc Hoveround." Those who were fortunate enough to know him appreciated his sense of humor.
Survivors include his four sisters, Pat (Otto) Wendhausen, LeClaire, (Betty) B.J. (Jim) Wilson, Galesburg, Mich., Peggy Barnard, Bettendorf, and Debra Barnard, Davenport; three brothers, Don (Glenda) Barnard, Bloomington, Ill., Dale Barnard, Kingston, Tenn., and Dwight Barnard, Davenport; four nieces, Janelle (Guy) Ewoldt, Dana (Ken) Kobold, Fay Barnard, Amanda Barnard; four nephews, Jay (Dawn) Wilson, Ray Wilson, Britt (Theresa) Barnard and Matt (Mandy) Barnard; several great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; many friends including special running buddies; and four stepchildren, Shelley, Amber, Sean and Tom Schipper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Annette.
The family would like to thank Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for his care.
To send online condolences go to www.bosmagibson.com.












 



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