Bernard J. Shepard Jr.

June 7, 1942February 17, 2016
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Bernard ‘Bernie’ Shepard, Jr., 73, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016 in his home. Bernie was born in Indianapolis on June 7, 1942, the son of the late Bernard Shepard, Sr. and Margaret (Dunne Shepard) Gold. After graduating from Scecina High School in 1960, he served in the Air Force until 1962. On August 15, 1964 he married his wife of over 51 years, Rosalie ‘Rosie’ (McGloon) Shepard. Bernie graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in accounting in 1966. Bernie started his own accounting firm, Dunbar, Cook and Shepard in 1974. He has always had a heart for service. He was an original member of the Scecina Board of Directors. In 1969, he joined the Eastside Sertoma Club. He served as president from 1975-1976. He received Sertoman of the Year in 1983 and 1984. Bernie was a member of Hillcrest Country Club. He was also an avid bridge player at the Indianapolis Bridge Center. He enjoyed watching Notre Dame football games, Butler basketball games and spending time with his family and friends. Bernie was survived by his loving family: wife, Rosie Shepard; three children: Thomas (Gloria) Shepard, Timothy (Amal) Shepard and Julie (Roderick) Hughes; brother, John (Linda) Shepard; two sisters, Marilyn Fillenwarth and Peggy (Jimmie) Kennedy and six grandchildren: Aidan, Clare, Mary, Naomi, Bridget and Lydia Hughes. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kay Wildey. Friends may call on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 pm with a time of sharing at 7:30 pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00am at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment follows at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be made to Scecina Memorial High School or to the Camp Sertoma Fund.


  • Visitation Friday, February 19, 2016
  • Time for Sharing Memories Friday, February 19, 2016
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bernard J. Shepard Jr.

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August 5, 2016

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Patty holt

February 23, 2016

Sending deepest sympathy, I'm so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. Prayers for Rosie and the family. Bernie will be so great missed.

February 23, 2016

Rosie and Family
I just learned today of Bernie's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to your family. Bernie was a great guy, always a joy to be around. What a great sense of humor. We will all miss him but God promises we will all meet again in a better place.
Chuck Lawson, Naples, FL

Dan Hagan

February 21, 2016

Rosie, My sympathies and prayers to you and your family.

February 20, 2016

Someone so special...
...can't be forgotten.

Hanna and Ron Hallam

Maribeth Ransel

February 20, 2016

Rosie and Children:
It is hard to believe Bernie has died. He pushed death away so many times, I prayed he had one more knock out punch left. I have known the generous side of Bernie. There is no doubt in my mind that without Bernie and Phil and some of their friends, Scecina would have faced a much shakier future. Because of the vision and generosity of those men, Scecina stands strong today. I also saw the competitive side of Bernie. After finally getting him to understand that he might like duplicate bridge at the Center, he came to play, and he competed with the best. I enjoyed the times that he and Bob played with us in team events. It was good to see his enjoyment and his winning spirit. The beautiful photos on the website tell me that your amazing memories will be there for you whenever you need to feel his spirit. Peace to each of you.
Maribeth (Taylor) Ransel

February 19, 2016

Rosie and family.
So saddened to hear of Bernie's death. Our deepest sympathy. We are remembering you all in our prayers. Love Marv and Janie Hackman

Mary Mohr

February 19, 2016

Rosie, Please accept my deepest condolences and know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Mike Doran

February 19, 2016

We are so sad to lose a special friend,advisor and Golf partner.In the forty some years that I have known Bernie we have had some very good times in Sertoma conventions and golf outings his special humour and love of Drambouie was really enjoyable. I hope he is pain free and has a special place which he deserves. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rose and family I know Bernie loved you all tremendously he was a really good man. I am sorry to miss the viewing and service but will be thinking of you. Rest in piece Bernie . Love from Mike,Pam and Britni Doran

Megan & Rennie Brissenden

February 19, 2016

I remember how much Bernie adored his children and grandchildren, and what a kind, witty and intelligent man he was. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with Rosie, Julie, Tim, Tom, and their families, but also with the many people who loved Bernie.