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Published March 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

William Barnard

William Barnard, 94, Fargo, ND died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

William Norman Barnard was born July 4, 1918 to Chester and Margaret (Bogenreif) Barnard. He grew up and attended school in Fargo. He worked all his life on the railroad for Great Northern and Southern Pacific as a brakeman. He married Betty Fisher in 1961. They lived in the Fargo area and Sacramento, CA. He retired in 1978. Betty died in 1991. He spent winters in Apache Junction, AZ and summers in Fargo and the Detroit Lakes, MN area. He has resided at Bethany Retirement Living since 2010.

William Barnard

William Barnard, 94, Fargo, ND died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

William Norman Barnard was born July 4, 1918 to Chester and Margaret (Bogenreif) Barnard. He grew up and attended school in Fargo. He worked all his life on the railroad for Great Northern and Southern Pacific as a brakeman. He married Betty Fisher in 1961. They lived in the Fargo area and Sacramento, CA. He retired in 1978. Betty died in 1991. He spent winters in Apache Junction, AZ and summers in Fargo and the Detroit Lakes, MN area. He has resided at Bethany Retirement Living since 2010.

He is survived by five children, Terry (Myrna) Barnard, Detroit Lakes, Nancy (Rudy) Paulson, Buckeye, AZ, Dwight (Mary) Barnard, Herman, MN, Norma Barnard, West Fargo and Willie Barnard, Fargo; step-daughter, Kathy (Lynn) Bartholomay, Wheatland, ND; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Don, Gene and Duane; and sister, Mary Lou Kemp.

William was preceded in death by 6 siblings, Ray, Lyle, Opal, Chet, Peggy and Margaret.

Memorial Gathering: Friday, March 29, 2013 from 3 to 5 PM at the West Fargo (ND) VFW Club.

Final Resting Place: Casselton (ND) Cemetery.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

Arrangements with West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

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