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Ned S. Bearden

July 21, 1934 December 29, 2016
Ned S. Bearden
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Obituary for Ned S. Bearden

Bearden, Ned S., age 82, died peacefully December 29, 2016, surrounded by his three children and his wife Marcia, who shared his life for 60 years. Brother of Susan Jane McNamara and Patty Johnson, preceded in death by brothers Wes, Dan and Tim. Loving father of Steve, Sarah Boynton (Bill), and Tim (Heather). Proud grandfather of Rachel, Allie, Paige, Brooke, Billy, Geoffrey, Amanda, Jonathan, and Elizabeth with whom he shared many happy times.

Ned was born in Detroit to Judge and Jane Bearden, and spent his early years in Rosedale Park. The family moved to Bloomfield Hills and Ned attended Cranbrook, graduating in 1953 with MSU becoming the next destination. During his college years, he was very active with Phi Delta Theta fraternity, becoming the chapter advisor at a later time. He continued a close relationship with the Phi Delts throughout his long and full life. Ned was blessed with many close friends with whom he enjoyed golf, tennis, gin rummy and frequent camaraderie. Professionally, he operated an industrial laundry for a period of time followed by real estate with Max Broock. With a life well lived, he will be remembered with affection by many.

Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Thursday 4-8pm. Memorial Service at Orchard Lake Community Church, 5171 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake, Friday 11am. Friends may visit beginning at 10:30am.

Memorials appreciated to the Salvation Army.

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