John W. Bayard

John W. Bayard
John W. Bayard of Allegan, Michigan, passed away suddenly, Monday, June 15, 2009, in Otsego. John was born April 19, 1958 in Chicago to Wayne and Barbara (Smith) Bayard. He was a member of the Otsego Elks #1711 B.P.O.E., the V.F.W. Post #3030, Otsego Moose Lodge #345 and the Allegan Eagles. John loved to cook, read, listen to music and dance, especially to blues and jazz, camp, fish, golf, garden and trips to Lake Michigan. John held a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Surviving are his mother, Barbara (Richard) Pennington of Lawrenceburg, IN; his fiancée, Linda Forcier of Allegan; his father, Wayne (Kay) Bayard of South Elgin, IL and their children; two brothers, Ken (Lory) Bayard of Delton and Paul (Marcia) Bayard of Bradenton, FL; a special niece, Ashley Rose Bayard; and his cat, Frisco. Friends may meet the family from 3 to 5 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 5 P.M. Friday, Pastor Don Ray officiating. Cremation will follow. Contributions in memory of John may be made to the V.F.W. Post 3030 Honor Guard or the Otsego Elks Kiddies’ Christmas.
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