Bernard Dillard, 94

Mr. Bernard D. Dillard, 94, of Wabash and formerly of Rochester passed away at 10:37 AM, Thursday, November 23rd, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

On Nov. 14, 1923, Bernard Dean Dillard was born in Logansport. He spent his life in Cass, Fulton, Marshall, LaPorte and Wabash counties.  Bernard attended Fulton High School.

Bernard and Alice Marie Ringle were married in 1941. Their union was blessed with four children. The family tree continued to grow over the years with the added blessings of three more generations.

Mr. Dillard died standing on the promises of God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  His prayer was that all reading this notice will do the same. Amen.

Left to cherish Bernard's memory are his wife Alice;  a son: Edward Allen Dillard and wife Sharon of Wabash; a sister: Norma Lee Swanson of South Carolina;   half-sisters:   Kay Richardson of Peru,    and Susie.   He was also blessed by numerous  grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, loyal and loving nieces, nephews and cousins. His bonds with friends lasted entire lifetimes.

Preceding Bernard in death are his parents, a daughter: Carol Ann Cobb,  two sons : Kenneth Randell Dillard, Darrell Dee Dillard;  three half-sisters: Patricia Waters, Alline Shropshire, Rosalie Cunningham; half-brother: Robert Alspach and his cherished canine companion "Corky," the apricot colored tea-cup Poodle.

A celebration of the life of Bernard D. Dillard will be at 11 a.m. on  Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.  Friends may visit with his family one hour prior to the service.  Pastor  Curt Jones will officiate.  He will be laid to eternal rest at the Fulton Cemetery at a later date.  Online expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at


Posted on 2017 Nov 29