|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1953|
Prairie du Chien
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2012|
Dubuque Telegraph Herald - April 8, 2012
MAQUOKETA, Iowa -- Stanley Keith "Stan" Hardin, 58, of Maquoketa, died Thursday morning, April 5, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Faith Community Church, Maquoketa. Burial will be in East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Carson Celebration of Life Center, Maquoketa.
Stan was born on Nov. 27, 1953, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., son of William and Freda (Tharp) Hardin. He spent his early years in Seneca, Wis., moving to Maquoketa at age 9. He was a 1971 graduate of Maquoketa High School earning the honor of Salutatorian.
He married Jacqueline A. "Jacque" Kressig Cavanaugh on April 24, 1985, in Maquoketa; she preceded him in death on March 3, 2008.
Stan began a career in broadcasting in 1972, when he attended the Academy of Radio and Television. He then worked for radio stations throughout Iowa and Illinois, including WDBQ, in Dubuque, KMAQ, in Maquoketa, and WMBD, in Peoria, Ill. In 1997, Stan graduated from Drake University in Des Moines with an MBA degree. He then began a second career as a pharmacist, first working for Hartig Drugs, in Dubuque, then Walmart, in Maquoketa, and lastly for Genesis Health Systems in Davenport. He retired in 2006 due to a medical disability.
He was a member of Faith Community Church in Maquoketa. He had served as a former city councilman in Maquoketa and Baldwin.
Stan enjoyed fishing, caring for his tropical birds, and had a passion for abused, neglected and abandoned animals.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Maggie (Tom) Blaser, of Peosta, Iowa; three step-grandchildren, Tim, Allison and Billy; a sister, Martha (Bill) Heister, formerly of Dubuque, and full-time RVers; his stepmother, Donna Hardin, of Maquoketa; a step-sister, Connie (Don) Patridge, of Davenport; a sister-in-law, Patty Hardin, of Delmar; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by his father and mother; a stepson, Tim Cavanaugh; and three brothers, Roger, Carl and Jim.
William Donald Hardin (1915 - 2010)
Freda E. Tharp Hardin (1917 - 1987)
Jacqueline A Kressig Hardin (1947 - 2008)*
Roger W. Hardin (1942 - 1961)*
James F. Hardin (1945 - 2007)**
Stanley Keith Hardin (1953 - 2012)
East Iron Hill Cemetery
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Apr 08, 2012
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