William “Bill” Edward Barden, Warsaw, passed away, comforted by his wife, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at his residence at the age of 77.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County for the past 35 years. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Elwood High School, Elwood; and a 1960 graduate of International Business College, Fort Wayne. He worked for many years in the Detroit, Mich. area at Owens-Illinois and Aero Box; he also worked for 26 years at the Stephen Gold Corporation in the packaging sales department. He retired in 2002 and was able to enjoy traveling, and was an avid golfer. Bill was a member of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church of Warsaw and he attended Kure Beach Memorial Church, Kure Beach, N.C. Most of all, Bill loved his family. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandfather.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1938, in Jackson, Mich., to Julius Barden and Irene (Tebo) Barden. On Nov.12, 1960, in Millersburg, he was married to Janet Moser, who survives in Warsaw. They shared 55 years of marriage together before he passed.
He will be lovingly remembered by his son: Kirk (Crystal) Barden, Warsaw; daugter: Kelly Morgan, Chandler, Ariz.; and two grandchildren: Kelaney; and Noah. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Galen Drawbaugh.
There will be time for visiting with the family prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Memorial donations may be directed to Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Warsaw, and would be appreciated by the family.
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.