William Kenneth Barnard

April 01, 1951 - June 25, 2020

William Kenneth Barnard

April 01, 1951 - June 25, 2020

William (Bill) Barnard, 69, of Toledo, OH passed away on June 25, 2020. He was born
on April 1, 1951 to William K. Barnard and Elaine J Barnard in Toledo, OH.
A proud graduate of Bowsher High School, where he ran cross country until as he tells
it, he began chasing girls.

On Dec. 29,1995, Bill married the love of his life, Kathleen (Lewis). Not having children
of his own, he became a beloved Dzia Dzia and step-dad to Kathy’s children and was
always ready for an adventure. Whether it was a trip to Gatlinburg, Hocking Hills, or
Sleeping Bear Dunes he was up to living life to the fullest.

Bill retired from Ford in 2015 and has continued to stay active. Kathy and Bill loved day
trips to Metzer’s Marsh, Point Place, and especially loved looking for American Bald
Eagles. When the grandkids would come over or on trips, Bill would teach them about
the stars and the constellations. He loved to be a part of his grandkids adventures,
whether it was cross country, music, playing chess, etc. Maybe one of the best legacies
of Bill Barnard will be he taught all but two of his grandkids how to ride a bike; he was a
natural.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Paul.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Kathy (Koshia); step-children, Tom (Crystal)
Burnworth, Jamie (John) Ward, niece, Sarah Stockman; grandchildren, Gage, Marissa,
Adam, Jackson, Sophie, Sadie, and his brother’s four grandchildren, Jasper, Nixon,
Victoria, and Tatum.

Honoring his wishes, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers please support
the National Forest: https://www.nationalforests.org/.

Habegger Funeral Services is honored to serve the Barnard family.  We encourage you to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.habeggerfuneralservices.com.

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5 responses to William Kenneth Barnard

  1. I have known Bill since I was 15 went to Bowsher with
    him he was a Great guy and a Good Friend going to
    miss him Till we meet again Bill Adios.
    Joe Bartholomy

  2. Kathy and family I was greatly sadden by Bill’s death. My husband Jim and Bill had many fun times together. I am sure they are up there right now talking about it. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and all that loved Bill. Barb Jones

  3. Jamie Ward says:

    We are going to miss you so much.

  4. Sorry to hear that Bill had passed. Worked with him at Ford. Sincerest condolences to the family.

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