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Fred D Barnard

May 28, 1952 - November 23, 2020

Fred D Barnard Fred D Barnard
    May 28, 2021 | 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P. M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home 1771 W. State Street (Rte 38) Geneva
  • Funeral
  • May 28, 2021 | 7:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home Geneva

Fred D. Barnard, age 68, died Monday, November 23, 2020 peacefully with his wife of 39 years, Terese by his side. Fred was born on May 28, 1952 in Russellville, Kentucky to Carrol and Ella Barnard. Fred enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and was stationed in Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral and Pearl Harbor. After his discharge he continued his technical training which led him to Illinois, and employment with Burroughs, Tandem, Compac and eventually Hewlett Packard (hpe),
He met the love of his life while training for these jobs, and they were engaged within two weeks. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, Rachel (Brent) Lautenbach and his son Ross (Christina) Barnard. He was grandfather (Poppi) to Emmett, Henry and Fred. He is survived by 4 brothers and sisters: Sandy (Chuck) Anderson, Dee McClay, Ray Barnard, Paula (John) Thomas.
Fred was preceded in death by his mother and father, Carrol and Ella Barnard and his mother-in-law Rose Ann (Rae) Kaseeka.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration for all of Fred’s family and friends will be May 28, 2021 from 4 to 7:00 P.M. Other details will be forth coming.

To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes’ obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home Geneva, 630-232-7337.


Mary Kay Albamonte from Sycamore , IL

"Dear Therese and family, we are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Please know that the Albamonte family is thinking of you during this difficult time. Please take care. Sincerely, Mary Kay, Phil, Haley, and Anthony"

Rob Braunshausen from West Chicago, IL

"So sorry to hear about Fred`s passing."

Terri & Herb Lind from Elgin, IL

"We are incredibly sorry about Fred and wish there was something we could do to lessen your pain and grief. He was an amazing and kind man and will be missed by so many. Cherish all of the wonderful memories you have made together. Although it is hard to imagine feeling anything but pain and anger right now, but hopefully soon you will feel comfort in knowing that he loved you all with his whole heart and that he will always be watching over you. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and send our love."

Laurie Kling from Hampshire , IL

"Terri- I am so sorry for your loss. The Kling family is sending prayers to your entire family."

Diane Barker Rodenbostel from Elgin, IL

"Terri and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking of you and praying that the memories you have, will help get you through; one day at a time."

Susan Dossey and Family from Elgin, IL

"We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest prayers and sympathy are being sent to you at this extremely difficult time. May your strength and love for one another get you through this."

David Giese from Saint Charles, IL

"Fred, I know you are watching over us and smiling down on us, and I need to say now all the things that I wish I would have said before. Thank you for being the best next door neighbor anyone could have for over 22 years. Thank you for all the great talk, and for your kind, southern gentleman way. Thank you for making me want to have the best looking yard around (cuz yours always looked that way!) as we passed each other and waved while mowing, both of us proud of our John Deere tractors! Thank you for always being good to my kids. Thank you for the smile I would get when I'd see Rachel, and think boy, she sure looks like her Dad! Fred, thank you for the privilege of being your friend. Terri, Rachel, and Ross, my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine everything you're feeling right now, and I wish I knew exactly the right words to say, but know that you are loved by so many people. God bless you, my thoughts are with you."

Kimberly SL Weber from Streetsboro , OH

"I was saddened to hear that Fred passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. What an amazing person and what a remarkable life he lived. He touched so many lives for the good. It was truly a pleasure working with him for the past 5 years. He will be deeply missed. I’m grateful I had the chance to know him as both a colleague and a friend. I was truly blessed to meet such a wonderful soul."

Mark Bardell from Lockport, IL

"I was deeply saddened to hear the news that Fred had passed. I've worked at HPE with Fred for over 15 years and consider him a friend, a mentor and a wonderful caring man. He was full of decency and compassion for everyone he knew and spoke lovingly about his family. I will miss Fred with a heavy heart and send my sincere condolences to his family, friends and loved ones."

William Denninger from Geneva, IL

"I had the privilege to work along side of Fred during his time with HP/HPE. I was shocked and saddened by his sudden passing. In this unfortunate time we were not able to work together again. Please accept my condolences, I didn't have the opportunity to meet Fred's family but I know he was grateful for having grandchildren. I am sorry for your loss."

William Denninger from Geneva, IL

"I am extremely sorry for your loss. Fred and I had the opportunity over the last 17 years together at HP/HPE to work together. He was always a professional. He will be missed by all of us in the North America Service Enablement group. One less person to hear his laugh and posting a picture of him standing there in his Navy uniform during a time that wearing a uniform was not favorable. Looking forward to the memorial service."

Steve & Pam Michel from Elgin, IL

"We offer our sincere condolences to your entire family. Remembering the auction/dinner dances for Prairie View and your 25th wedding anniversary. Fun memories! Keep the memories that mean the most to you and let them live forever in your hearts. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you comfort and peace."

Ron Branch from Alamo, TN

"We will miss Fred. He was a good friend and fellow co-worker."

Talmadge Williams from Atlanta, GA

"Sad to hear the news and offer my condolences to the family. I had the opportunity to work with Fred the past 5 years and met him last year while on an assignment in St Louis. He will be missed."

Sheldon Smith from Webster, MN

"I worked with Fred frequently during his time at HP, both on assignments and remotely. A great guy. He'll be missed."

Tom Purvenas from West Deptford, NJ

"I was saddened to learn of Fred's passing. My condolences to Fred's family and friends. I had the opportunity to work Fred at HPE for almost 16 years and found him to be a great co-worker and dedicated family man. At work he was a dedicated professional who was always willing to help his co-workers and customers. He will be missed."

Cheryl Lee from St Charles, IL

"Deepest condolences to you and your family. You will be missed in the yard , but will still hear you out there."

Ed Adams from Downers Grove, IL

"I just leaned of Fred's passing. Cindy and I send our condolences to Fred's family and friends. I hadn't spoken to Fred since leaving HPE, but thought of him often. God bless Fred and his family."

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