Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

August 12, 2013

Robert J. (Bob) Beard of Indianapolis


Robert J. (Bob) Beard of Indianapolis died Friday. He was 79.

Born Dec. 15, 1933, in Des Moines, Iowa, he was a son of Cletus and Dorothy Porter Beard.

Mr. Beard graduated in January 1952 from Des Moines Technical High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was co-owner of Genquip Manufacturing Co. in Indianapolis. 

His memberships included Westside Day Breakers Kiwanis Club and Prestwick Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Kaye (Kathy) Beard; a son, Robert Steven (Liane Wilson) Beard; daughters Pamela Beard (Randy) Wheeler, Susan Marie (Kent) Quiggle, and Nichole Lynn Beard; a former wife, Barbara Beard; a sister, Mary L. (Carl) O’Neill; a brother, James Porter (Troy) Beard; grandchildren Jessica (Mark) LaClaire, Joe (Keara) Torkelson, Kasey Beard, and Chance Wilson; step-grandchildren Carey Wheeler, Charlotte Wheeler, Rayelynn Quiggle, Brieanna Quiggle, and Bianca Wilson; and a great-grandchild, Eldon Torkelson.

Services were Tuesday at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon.

Memorials may be made to Caring Hands in care of Plainfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Online condolences may be made at ConkleFuneralHome.com.