- Paul BEDWARD
- Bob BEDWARD
- Karen BEDWARD
- Sharon BEDWARD
Willis "Jack" BEDWARD
- Born: 11 Apr 1934, Wyalusing Twp., Grant Co., WI, USA
- Married: 23 Jul 1956, Minden, Douglas, NV, USA
- Died: 4 Oct 2011, Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, USA
Lancaster - Willis "Jack" Bedward, age 77, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.
He was born on April 11, 1934, in Wyalusing, the son of Paul and Violet (Pascoe) Bedward. Jack graduated from Bagley High School in 1952. He entered the United States Air Force and served his country for four years. He met the love of his life while he was stationed in California. On July 23, 1956, Jack was united in marriage to Barbara Salsman at Minden, Nev.
After their marriage the couple raised four children while residing in California. In 1966, they moved to Wisconsin and in 1979 moved to Arizona. In 2009, the couple returned to Wisconsin to be near family. Jack was a salesman for auto parts for many years. He loved working with his hands and was a "Jack-of-all-trades." Jack was an avid sports fan, especially baseball. He was instrumental in forming the women's softball league in Lancaster in the early 1970s. Jack also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Bedward of Lancaster; their children, Paul (Pam) Bedward of Edgerton, Bob (Karen) Bedward of Lancaster, Karen (Brian) Bennett of Darlington, and Sharon (Mike) Kohlstedt of Byron, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Mae Brody of Poplar Grove, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents. 1
Willis married Barbara SALSMAN on 23 Jul 1956 in Minden, Douglas, NV, USA.