Samuel Garland Beard (79) of Dieterich

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Published on November 19 2013 5:03 pm

Samuel Garland Beard, 79, of Dieterich died at 9:51am Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Island Grove burial in Dieterich Cemetery with military rites.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with a 6:30pm parish prayer service.  www.bauerfh.com  

Garland was born December 11, 1933 in Dieterich, the son of Samuel and Velma (Lybarger) Beard. He married Mary Lou Ludwig on April 28, 1956 and she preceded him in death in 2007. Garland served an enlistment with the U.S. Army and was a retired farmer. He was also a member of the St. Isidore Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Island Grove.

Garland is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Mike) Westendorf of Dieterich; two brothers, Raymond of Cuba, MO and Edward (Wanda) of Sigel; sister, Clara Belle Beard of Sigel and two grandchildren, Samantha and Patrick Westendorf.

Garland was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mary Lou.