Melvin E Hardt

Melvin E Hardt

Death 1961 (aged 40–41)
Burial Quincy, Grant County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40528774 · View Source
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Ritzville Journal-Times, Thursday, November 9, 1961

Hardt Funeral Slated Today at Quincy

Funeral services for Melvin Hardt, 41, Quincy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hardt of Ritzville, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Lutheran church in Quincy.

Hardt, a 1938 graduate of Ritzville high school, was killed Monday afternoon when he was dragged feet first by sprocket wheels into a corn harvester on his farm 10 miles southwest of Quincy. He was alone.

According to a report, Mrs. Hardt driving a truck in the harvest operation, found her husband tangled in the machine when she returned from hauling a load of corn to Quincy. She attempted to free his body but had to to for help.

Hardt died from a loss of blood. It took volunteers more than two hours to dismantle the harvester enough to remove the body.

Hardt grew up on the family farm west of Ritzville. He farmed with his father for awhile, then farmed in the Ruff area before moving to a Quincy irrigation block unit three years ago.

He was a member of the Lutheran church.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl, two sons and a daughter at the home; his parents; a brother, Forrest, of Ritzville and a sister, Mrs. Grace Griffith of Quincy.

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