Eldon Wayne Beard was born on September 4, 1925 to William & Hanna(Looney) Beard in Madison County, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Florence I., brothers Marvin, Guy and Earl; step-brother Leo and step-sister Ovetta Survived by his son Daniel Also survived by sister Gladys Kohler; step-sister Myrtle Reed; brother-in-law Richard (June) Lenz; sister-in-law Helen May Miller and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Retired heavy equipment operator with Swartzman & Sons, Anoka. Funeral service 1 PM Friday July 27, 2012 at Dare’s Funeral Home 805 Main St. NW Elk River, 763-441-1212 Visitation 5-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home on Friday. Interment Orono Cemetery, Elk River.