Last Updated on March 1, 2017 by cassnetwork
Born March 1, 1931, in Greentown, IN, he was the son of the late Floyd and Verna (Weaver) Hardy. Gene had six brothers and sisters and was the last Hardy of his generation.
On August 9, 1953, in Logansport, he was married to Marjorie “Marge” Swayze Hardy. She preceded him in death April 20, 1995. On November 12, 2008, in Florida, he was married to Lois L. (Watson) Hardy, who survives.
Gene was a 1949 graduate of Metea High School. He entered the United States Army in 1952 serving during the Korean War. As a result of his valor in service to his country, he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
In 1992, Gene retired from Steinberger Construction where he had worked as a carpenter for over 50 years. He supervised many construction sites all over North Central Indiana, including the Logansport Library. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 615 in Logansport.
Gene was a member of River of Life Christian Church. For over 50 years, Gene was a member of Logansport’s Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33 F & AM. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3790 and an honorary member of the Elks Lodge No. 66. Gene enjoyed boating and camping, which he did almost every weekend with his family during the summer. On those weekends he loved to walk around making new friends and sharing his campfire with them. His warm sense of humor leaves his family with many happy memories and stories to tell. He enjoyed life to the fullest and especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving with his wife, Lois, are daughter, Diana (Evie Blackwood) Hardy, and two sons, Doug (Debbie) Hardy and Dave (Susan) Hardy; as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday March 4 in Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport with Rev. Paula Neibert officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
A reception will follow at the River of Life Christian Church, Logansport.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 3 in the funeral chapel, followed by a Masonic Service at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to White Oak Health Care Campus, Legacy Unit, 814 S. 6thStreet, Monticello, IN 47960 in memory of Gene Hardy. Donations will be used for large planters and plantings to be provided in his honor for the courtyard that he enjoyed.
You may share memories in his online guest book and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com