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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 04, 2015

OBITUARY ~ HERBERT WAYNE "BERT" LOCKARD
May 17, 1949 ~ March 01, 2015

Bert Lockard, 65, of Afton died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Afton United Methodist Church in Afton. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery in rural Columbia, IA. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Open visitation will be 2 Ė 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Memorials are to be established. Online condolences can be given at http://www.powersfh.com.

Herbert Wayne Lockard was born May 17, 1949 in Waterloo, IA, to Mary Alice (McConeghey) Lockard and Willard Roger Lockard. He graduated from Chariton High School in 1967, completed his undergraduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, and received his Masterís Degree in Music Education from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. On July 19, 1969 Bert was united in marriage to Kathleen Ann Kunch in Chariton. He served in the U.S. Navy from October 1970 until his honorable discharge in October 1974. He taught vocal music for nine years, including three in the East Union school system. In 2011, he retired from working as the postmaster in the Diagonal Post office after nearly twenty years.

Bert was a member of the Afton United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. Since his retirement from the post office, Bert enjoyed playing the piano four days each week at the Afton Care Center while the residents ate lunch. He also volunteered weekly at the Gibson Memorial Library in Creston. Fishing, playing golf, playing cards, singing and playing the piano filled Bertís free time.

Bert is survived by his wife Kathy Lockard of Afton; one daughter, Angela (husband Chris) Reed of Jenison, Mich.; three sons, Scott Lockard (boyfriend Lalique Pierce) of Tampa, Fla., Steven (wife Melody) Lockard of Washington, Ia., and Brett Lockard of Arlington, Va.; two German exchange students, Alex (wife Nadine) Schulze Wischeler and John (wife Vanessa) Schulze Wischelar; three brothers, Roger (wife Susan) Lockard of Southampton, Mass., Leo (wife Brenda) Lockard of Belton, Mo, and Fred (wife Connie) Lockard of Shawnee, Kan; one sister, Lyn (husband Jay) Weatherly of Holt, Mo; and four grandchildren, Kenny Lockard and Ella, Nora and Mac Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Alice Lockard and his sister, Leasa Magee.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2015

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