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Wayne Bernard

June 5, 1938 - October 3, 2017


Wayne Bernard, Age 79, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Wayne was born on June 5, 1938 in Kelso, Washington to Paul and Florence Bernard.  He married his high school sweetheart Dawn Taylor in 1959 and they recently celebrated their 58th anniversary, an example of love and commitment for their five children.

Wayne was an executive at Frigidaire for 28 years before spending 10 years as the Director of Campus Operations at Corban University.  He finished his career serving as the Church Administrator for the past 18 years at First Baptist Church of Salem.  Wayne leaves a legacy of hard work, devotion to family and faith in his Lord Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife Dawn, five Children Bryce (Julie), Greg (Connie), Jennifer (Dan), Chris (Tami) and Rhonda, 20 Grandchildren including spouses, and 11 great grandchildren, preceded in death by an infant son.

A celebration of life service is planned for 1:00 pm on Saturday October 7, 2017 at Salem First Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Salem First Baptist Church.  https://www.fbcsalem.org/

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