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Coreen E. Bard

November 28, 1925 — June 16, 2022

Coreen E. Bard, 96, of Wakefield, NE, died on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield, NE.  A celebration of Coreen's life will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Wakefield; Pastor Jill Craig will be officiating.  A private family burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery.  Bressler - Munderloh - Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is assisting with the arrangements.

Coreen was born on November 28, 1925 in Wakefield, NE, the daughter of Aaron and Mabel (Lennart) Swanson.  After graduating from Wakefield High School in 1943, she was united in marriage to Gordon Bard on November 2, 1944 at the Wakefield Covenant Church in Wakefield.  To this union two daughters were born, Barbara and Jane.  Soon after their marriage, Gordon was sent overseas with the United States Army.  After his return to Wakefield in 1946, the couple made their home south of Wakefield on the farm.  After Gordon’s death in 2013, she continued to live on the farm until moving into the Wakefield Health Care Center in 2020.

Coreen was an active member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Wakefield, where she was baptized, confirmed and married.  She was a fifty-year member of Club 16, member of the Red Hats, and the quilts of Valor, and avid reader and quilter. 

She is survived by her daughters; Barbara (Jim) Stout of Wakefield, and Jane (Steve) Steele of Norfolk; grandchildren, Heather (Sean) Auman, Alyson (Corey) Swartzendruber, Courtney(Tony) Weeder , Andrew (Sarah) Steele, Angie (Terry) Johnson, Susie (Bob) Rose, and Becky (Paul) Gothier; great-grandchildren, Morgan Rose, Austin Rose, Evan Rose, Hollie Rose, Kayla Johnson, Emily Johnson, Cody Johnson, Sophia Gothier, Rose Gothier, Sydney Auman, Teagan Auman, Adyson Auman, Amity Swartzendruber, Harper Swartzendruber, Paisley Weeder, Breckin Weeder, Taitym Weeder, Korbin Weeder, Alayna Steele, Oliver Steele, Lennon Steele and three great-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Coreen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon; great-grandson, Tobyn Swartzendruber; sisters, Miriam and Louise; brothers, Eugene, Stan and LeRoy.


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