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Steve Guard

Steve Guard, 51, of Fountain City, passed away Monday, July 8, at his residence.
   He was born on November 7, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Jim and Barbara Roberts Guard. Steve graduated from Northeastern High School in 1979. He served in the US Air Force from 1979-85. He then worked at Wayne Corp. in Richmond until 1993 and later with New Paris Oil before becoming an over the road trucker for a few years. Steve was a bus driver for Northeastern Wayne Schools for the past 16 years. He was a former member of the Williamsburg Fire Department and was a past Cub Scout committee chairman. He enjoyed playing flight simulator video games, Woodworking, NASCAR and watching Richmond River Rats baseball.  
   Steve will be missed by his wife, Kimberly, whom he married on December 31, 1989; sons, Daniel Guard and Benjamin Guard, both at home; father, Rev. Jim Guard; sister, Elizabeth Wernicki; half-sister, Linda Guard-Heigland; nephew, Andrew Wernicki; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rex and Pam Keesling; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rev. Joshua and Alicia Keesling; and grandmother-in-law, Cleo McClain.
   Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Guard and step-mother, Margaret Guard.
   A memorial ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Joshua Keesling at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to the IVY Tech Foundation for Northeastern High School Scholarships, 2357 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374.

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Dear Kim, Daniel and Benjamin,

We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing.  Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time.  May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead and know that our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.  And always remember how much you are loved and cared about.

Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.   -  Author Unknown

Love Edie Jo, Rachael, Sara and Todd Evan

Edie Jo Keesling Jul 13 2013 12:00 AM

I was heartbroken to hear of this sad news of such a loving husband and father.  My condolences to your family.  May God strengthen you in this time of grief.

Ira Means Jul 13 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Kim and sons,
I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. God Bless.
Julia Piercy

Julia Piercy Jul 13 2013 12:00 AM

Kim, Daniel, and Benjamin,

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time at your loss and will be with you in heartfelt spirit Saturday.

Betty Klein Jul 12 2013 12:00 AM


I am sorry for your loss. You, your son and family are in my family prayers. Know that your family at Ivy Tech Richmond are here for you. My God hold you closely in his arms.

Clarissa & Family

Clarissa Andrews Jul 12 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Guard and Daniel,
     I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.  Wow!  Mr. Guard was a great man.  I know he will be missed by so many.  My condolences to everyone in the Guard family and my prayers are with you.
Grace and peace,
Mark Wanamaker

Mark Wanamaker Jul 12 2013 12:00 AM

     I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

Tina Hazelbaker, RN Jul 11 2013 12:00 AM

Kim, Daniel, and Ben:

Steve was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed by you but also by our community. I'm so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family.

Greg Adams Jul 11 2013 12:00 AM

Kim, Daniel and Benjamin,
I am so very sorry for your loss.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Jeannie Brummett Jul 11 2013 12:00 AM


I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. Please know that you, your sons, and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina Smith Jul 10 2013 12:00 AM

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