Bardo funeral procession to stop on WSU campus

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The funeral procession for Wichita State University President Dr. John Bardo will include stops on the WSU campus.  Bardo died Tuesday following a lengthy illness.

While the funeral service will be private, President Bardo's funeral procession will drive through campus Monday at 12:30 p.m.   The procession will stop five times on campus at Marcus Welcome Center, Wiedemann Hall, the WSU plane crash memorial,  NIAR and the Rhatigan Student Center.   

This message was posted on the Discover WSU facebook page:

On March 7, President John Bardo was in an ambulance to his family’s home, following a visit to the Wesley Medical Center emergency room. The ambulance driver asked if there was anything he could do for him. Dr. Bardo said yes, he hadn’t been to campus in three months, so please drive around Wichita State University. The driver said Dr. Bardo wouldn’t be able to see anything from the back of the vehicle. Undeterred, Dr. Bardo said it would be satisfaction enough for him to know he’d been to campus.

In that spirit, the president’s procession will drive through campus early Monday afternoon March 18, on the way from his private funeral services to his burial. 

Visitation will be Sunday from 3-7 at Lakeview Cemetery.  

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