Bernard J. Hastings
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Bernard J. Hastings

August 05, 1930 - April 04, 2013

Bernard J. Hastings

August 05, 1930 - April 04, 2013


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Obituary for Bernard J. Hastings

Hastings, Bernard J. Age 82, of Braidwood and formerly of Joliet, at rest Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Meadowbrook Manor in Bolingbrook, surrounded by his family. Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #12014, and Board Trustee of the National Chinese Shar Pei Club of Chicago. He was employed with the Joliet School District #86 and retired from Farragut School in 1995, where he was known as Mr. Bernie. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Lifelong member of the VFW Cantigny Post #367 and Honor Guard member. Bernard is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Barbara J. (nee King) Hastings; his children, Bernard (Ann) Hastings, Mary Lynn (Richard) Haviland, David (Rose) Hastings, Paul (Donna) Hastings, Steven Davis and Sunshine Davis; grandchildren Paige, Troy, Jacob, Lacey, Miah, Joshua, Jeramy, Dustin, Thomas, Daniel, Rachelle, Jazmine, Sheree and Ryan; and one brother, Larry (Helen) Hastings. Preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Helen (nee Wesolwski) Hastings. Funeral Services for Bernard J. Hastings will be Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. For information: 815-741-5500 or

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