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 Craig L Harty

Craig L Harty

Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA
Death 29 Mar 1995 (aged 44)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Machesney Park, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 105419475 · View Source
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A Machesney Park man who was shot in the head as he started to teach his wife to use a gun died Wednesday morning at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

No charges are expected to be filed against Nancy Harty, 42, in the death of her husband Craig Harty, 44, both of 7400 block of Randy Rd, Winnebago County Sheriff Don Gasparini said.

"It's just an unbelievable tragedy, but it appears to be an accident, Gasparini said.

Nancy Harty told police the 22. caliber gun went off as her husband took it from her Monday morning.

Maj Larry Schultz said from her account Nancy Harty apparently had her finger inside the trigger guard as her husband took the gun by the barrel and pulled it toward himself.

Investigators could find no evidence of discord in the family, and neighbors described the family as "quiet" and "everyday people".

Harty, who died at 9:30 am is survived by a 23 year old daughter Stephanie Lynn Harty and a 19 year old son Shane.

He worked for 25 years for Ingersoll Milling Machine Co after moving to the Rockford area in 1963 from his native Aberdeen, SD.

Both his children were asleep in the home at the time of the shooting.

The family declined comment.

^^^ PLEASE NOTE: This article is incorrect with respect to the children Shane is 23 and Stephanie is 19 ^^^


Craig L Harty, 44, of Machesney Park died at 9:30 am on Wednesday March 29, 1995, in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Born May 28, 1950 in Aberdeen SD son of Andrew and Neoma (nee Boulais) Harty. Rockofrd area resident since 1963. Married Nancy Hannabach on July 1,1970 in Aberdeen, SD. Employed 25 years at Ingersoll Milling Machine Co. Member of Rockford Moose Club, and Ingersoll Association.

Survivors include his wife Nancy, daughter Stephanie Lynn and son Shane Alan Harty of Machesney Park; mother Neoma (Chuck) Hagan of Aberdeen, SD; father Andrew (Janet) Harty of Machesney Park; sisters Rose (Jim) Steadman of LaPorte, TX, Peggy (Glenn) Bitz of Batin, SD, Deborah Harty of Amarillo, TX, Vicky (Rick) Voeller and Cindy (Terry) Gormley of Arlington, KS; brothers Dennis (Sandra) Harty of Bremerton, WA, and Todd Harty of Aberdeen, SD; half-sisters Angela (John Thelen) Harty, Wanda (Nico) Herrerra and Kim (Brian) Setinc of Rockford, IL and Dee Dee Harty and Wendy Harty of Machesney Park and half brother Jack Harty of Machesney Park; several nieces , nephews, aunts and uncles.

Predeceased by grandmother Bertha Harty.

Services at 1pm Saturday April 1 in Deleney Funeral Home

Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Date: Friday, March 31, 1995
Paper: Register Star (Rockford, IL)
Page: 4


married Nancy Hannabach on July 1, 1970 in Aberdeeb, SD

son Shane Alan (b Aug 4, 1971) in Rockford IL

daughter Stephanie Lynn (b May 2, 1975) in Rockford IL

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