Kenneth ‘Joe’ Bearer

July 15, 1938 – Nov. 4, 2019

Kenneth “Joe” Bearer, 81, Hastings, died Monday. He was born in Hastings, son of Harvey and Mary Ruth Bearer. Surviving are his wife, Rae (McConnell); children: Kim Kline, Ken, Sandra Walsh, Melanie Mertens, Amy Taylor and Mary Bearer; 12 grandchildren; and siblings: Fred, Clare, Charlie, Ron, Rose Marie, Margaret, Jim and Donna. He was preceded in death by a grandson; and siblings: David, Mildred Pavia, Dorothy Anna and Mary Jane. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Nicktown.