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Hardy, Dr. Franklin James (1929 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 4/22/2021 at 18:31:44

Name of deceased: Dr. Franklin James Hardy

Aged: 91 yrs, 4 mo.

Residence: Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, IA

Born: Nov. 25, 1929; Omaha, Douglas County, NE

Died: March 25, 2021; Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, IA

Funeral services: Celebration of Life Gathering: Saturday, April 17, 2021; Saunders Park Log Cabin Shelter, Mt. Pleasant, IA

Survived by: Daughters, Carolyn (spouse, Robert) Jensen of Mt. Pleasant and Diane (spouse, Shuichi) Yamaguchi of Mukilteo, WA; grandchildren, Sarah (spouse, Billy) Taylor, Reid (spouse, Abbie) Jensen, Maya (fiancÚ, Bono Cardenas) Yamaguchi, and Alisa Yamaguchi; great-grandchildren, Kira Taylor, Sophia Taylor, Neva Jensen, and Milo Jensen; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Frank and Dale (nee Stratton) Hardy; wife, Dorothy; brother, Delbert (and spouse, Zoe) Hardy; sister, Eleanor (and spouse, Dick) Spayde

Education: Attended school in Missouri Valley, IA, and graduated from Missouri Valley High School; graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1956. While in college, he was the 1st chair trumpet player for the University of Iowa Marching Band and for the concert band

Religious affiliation: Former member of the United Methodist Church, Harlan, IA where he sang in the choir

Military service: Served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War; had fought in the Battle of Chipyeong-ni in Feb. 1951, for which he earned the Combat Infantry Badge

Marriage: Dorothy Mae Bates; Sep. 23, 1950; Missouri Valley, Pottawattamie County, IA

Employment: Was a dentist in Harlan, IA, from 1956 until his retirement in 1996

Hobbies/Interests: Played trumpet in the Harlan (IA) Community Band; avid golf player, having had 7 holes-in-one during his lifetime; fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and of the Detroit Tigers

Sources: harlanonline.com; thehawkeye.com


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