Ean Barnard, 40

OPRF grad, ran for office in middle school

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Ean Lemont Barnard, 40, of Madison, Wis., died on Jan. 22, 2012. Born in Chicago on June 21, 1971, his early childhood education took place in various parochial schools in the city. He graduated from Percy Julian Middle School and while there, ran for public office (see below). He attended Oak Park and River Forest High School and graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign. He had a zest for education and worked in the educational field.

Ean Barnard is survived by his mother, Anne Franklin; his father, Eddie Barnard; his sister, Keisha Barnard; his nephew, Michael Horton Jr.; and a host of other family members and friends.

Services were private and arrangements were handled by All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services in Janesville, Wis.

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Dana Ginsberg  

Posted: June 5th, 2013 6:12 PM

He was in my class at Hawthorne (class of 1985). I saw him on ABC 7 TV News and I envied him because he was popular and I was a bully target.

Eilene McCullagh Heckman from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 5th, 2013 11:04 AM

I voted for Ean! So sorry to hear he passed...he was an inspiration to all of us. (And it was called Hawthorne back then.)

Kristen from Oak Park  

Posted: February 5th, 2013 7:01 PM

Ean babysat for me as a kid in Oak Park. Very nice young man. Sorry to hear he passed.


Posted: February 1st, 2013 9:48 AM

Anyone know how he passed?

Dan Hefner from Oak Park  

Posted: January 30th, 2013 8:39 AM

I recall Ean ran for local office while in Middle School. Frankly, I think he would have done a much better job then the rumpy-t-dumps we have on the current board in the People's Republic of Oak Park. It is a shame he died so young.

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