Lillian Lucile (Feddersen) Barnard

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Lillian Lucile (Feddersen) Barnard passed away April 8, 2015.
Lillian Barnard was born in Aurora on April 21, 1926. She was the daughter of Christian S. and Thyra M. (Hansen) Feddersen. Lillian’s grandparents were Danish immigrants and helped found St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Kronborg, a Danish American community in Marquette. Lillian was baptized and confirmed there. After graduating from high school in Aurora, Lillian attended Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa for a year before continuing on to nursing school. In 1948 she graduated from Rush, Presbyterian, St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Chicago, IL.
In 1948, she married Harold A. Barnard, Jr. They lived for 44 years in Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana. During that time, Mrs. Barnard worked as a registered nurse at Porter Memorial Hospital and Whispering Pines Health Care Center in Valparaiso, IN. She was the Director of Nursing at the time of her retirement in 1989. She was also an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN.
After her husband Harold’s death in 1992, Lillian moved to Valparaiso, IN briefly and then to California to be near her family. She lived in Carmichael, CA, where she was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Then, she moved to the Fredericka Manor Retirement Community in Chula Vista, CA, where she was living in the Care Center at the time of her death at age 88.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Ellen and a grandson Nathaniel Jay Barnard.
Lillian will be greatly missed by her family: her son, Harold Barnard III (Noriko) of Carmichael, CA and her daughter, Carolyn Scofield (James) of Chula Vista, CA, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, her sister-­in­l-aw, Jean A. Durant (John), her nieces and nephew, and her many cousins.
Lillian will be remembered for her engaging smile; for her dedication to her family, to her nursing profession, and to her faith; and for her courage and strength. Her older granddaughter thought up the cute and endearing nickname Lil’ grandma for her, from both her name and her short stature. Lillian’s family has called her that ever since. Her younger granddaughter loved her grandmother’s “no bake” cookies, evoking family memories about the well­-stocked cookie jar in the kitchen. Her grandchildren admire her love for taking care of other people.
Final Resting Place: Pinhook Cemetery La Porte, Indiana
Those who wish to view and or sign a guestbook may do so at­barn ard&pid=174608723
Memorial donations may be made to Grand View College or Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s School of Nursing.

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