The Beacon News, Sunday, June 15, 2008, sec. A, p. 14. Aurora, Illinois
Howard "Wayne" Bark, age 85, of Hinckley, IL. passes away on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at his home. He was born on September 12, 1922 in Hinckley, IL, the son of George and Christine (Johnson) Bark. Wayne was proud to have been a farmer throughout his life, having been born, lived, and passing away on the family farm in Hinckley.
Wayne was united in marriage on April 16, 1942 in Somonauk, IL to the former Margaret "Marge" Duffy, and they spent the next 63 happy years of their lives together until her passing on August 28, 2005. Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
He attended the St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Hinckley, IL. Wayne was a past member of both the Board of Education for the Hinckley-Big Rock School District #429 and the Sandwich Community Hospital. He was at this time a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.
Wayne is survived by his children, Barbara (Robert D.) Raymond of Big Rock, IL, Elaine (Norman) Pospishil of Sycamore, IL, Allen (Diane) Bark of Hinckley, IL and Gerry (Katie) Bark of Boseman, MT; his nine grandchildren; and his six great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Christine Bark; his wife, Marge Bark; and his brother, Wilbur Bark.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., Hinckley, IL with Rev. Dr. Fay Quanstrom officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckely, IL.
Friends may visit from 3:00 until 7:00 PM on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, IL
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wayne's name may be directed to the DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Rd., Suite 1B, DeKalb, IL 60115. The Bark family would like to thank the DeKalb County Hospice for their loving care and support during Wayne's brief illness.
Pallbearers will be Wayne's nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home & Crematory, 815-286-3247