John Daniel Bigard “Danny”, of West Liberty, IL passed away in his home on June 12, 2020 at 7:44pm at the age of 71.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday June 16th at 10am at the Bethel Cemetery in Newton with Gary Wachtel officiating.

Dan was born in McLeansboro, IL to Florent and Maxine Bigard (Brookfield) on April 3rd, 1949. He married Thelma Jo Bigard on January 29, 1971 in the Methodist Church of West Liberty, IL. He was a veteran of Vietnam and served in the Marines with an honorable discharge. He was a life-long auto mechanic. He was heavily involved in the VFW and 40/8. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter/fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents, brother Larry D. Bigard, brother Florent Joseph Jr, sister Angela Neil, brother Joseph Maxey.

Dan is survived by wife of 49 years Thelma Jo Bigard of West Liberty, IL, Son - Sean (Angela) Bigard of Weldon Springs, MO Daughter - Amy Nicole Bigard of Santa Cruz, CA, Two Granddaughters Katelyn Joanna and Chloe Rae, Sister - Kathy (Jerry) Bigard-Curry of Magnolia, TX Brother - Elmer Brookfield of Effingham, IL

Memorials may be given to Disabled American Veterans.

The family of Dan Bigard wishes to extend our sincere thanks to VA Clinic in Effingham and Lincolnland Hospice in Mattoon, IL.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Bethel Cemetery. Family and close friends are invited. Full military rites will be performed by the Onley VFW Organization.