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“Dear Hardt family, I was very sad to hear of Jim's passing. He was always a wonderful neighbor to my parents and a dear friend to my entire family. ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Claudia Goggin - Batavia, IL

“Carol and family. Our prayers are with you constantly. We are very sorry for your loss. May God be with you and grant you all peace. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Len and Liliana Austria - Chicago, IL

“My sincere prayers and condolences are extended to The Hardt family may God comfort and strengthen you all. God Bless ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Parnell - Chicago, IL

“Hey, Fred! Sorry to see and hear of your Father's passing. Best wishes to your family. Have not seen you for a while. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Neely - Batavia

“I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He always had words of wisdom and guidance for me.One of the hardest working men I will ever know.Honored to...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: al runde - Batavia, IL

“Marianne and family, I am sending many prayers. I remember Jim so well from Raddant Road. Always there to share and help a neighbor in need. We...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kerry Bailey - Lakewood, WI

“Dear Marianne and Family I was so sorry to hear of Jin's passing. He was a great guy. Have fond memories of our youth in Bellwood and the time...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Dwayne Deckert - Elmhurst, IL

“Dear Marianne and Family: I extend my prayers to each of you at this time. Jim was a favorite figure of our parish, always with a wide smile, and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rosemary Pizarro - Rock Falls, IL

“I have many fond memories of Jim as a member of the Barn Owls and as a friend. Jim and my late husband, Ed Kobbeman, shared many donuts together. Jim...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bev Kobbeman - Brandon, FL

“Marianne and family.. my deepest condolences in the loss of your Jim. He was a wonderful, kind and always smiling man. You were Blessed, he was a...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Julie Sutton - Pecatonica, IL

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James E. Hardt, 83, a resident of Rock Falls, died at his home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday evening, April 27, 2019.

James was born on July 7, 1935 in Bellwood to Fred J. and Ethel (Klug) Hardt. On June 8, 1957 he was united in marriage to Marianne Litster in Bellwood. He served in the United States Army and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls, where he actively volunteered for many church and community activities. Jim worked for Illinois Bell for 38 years as an inspector until his retirement in 1993.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Marianne, of Rock Falls; his daughters, Laurie (Carlos) Coelho of British Columbia, Barbara Hardt of Chicago, and Carol (Luis) Navarro of Chicago; a son, Fred Hardt of Batavia; a sister, Evelyn (Bob) Carson of California; a brother, Bob Hardt of Sterling; and seven grandchildren, Erica (Stephan) Duong, Nicholas Maxwell, Kevin Bezanson, Bethany Bezanson, Ricardo Navarro, Andres Navarro and Jonah Navarro; and one great grandson Raiden Duong.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Maryann Hardt.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A gathering will take place on Friday, May 3 from 9-10:30 AM followed by a time of sharing at 10:30AM at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Burial of the cremains will be at 2 P.M. Friday, May 3 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, 4301 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.

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