John Hardy (1937 – 2014)

Hardy, John - picture (WEB)John A. Hardy, age 76, of Delta, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014 at the Regency Hospital in Toledo. He was born in Defiance, OH on December 2, 1937 one of five children to the late Lewis Hardy and Mabel (Eitneaur) Hardy.

John served in the U.S Army from 1956 to 1959 some of which he was stationed in Munich, Germany. Before retiring, he worked for General Motors as a crib attendant for over 30 years. He is survived by his son, Tom (Rhonda) Hardy of Wauseon; sisters, Betty Bowling of Defiance and Sharon (Jerry) Ruff of Rockford, IL; brother, Vern Hardy of Texas; grandchildren, Debra (Rob) Reed and Tim Hardy; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Hardy; brother, Norman Hardy and special friend, Janet Lajiness.

In honoring John’s wishes all services were private. Those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to make a contribution to the charity of the donor’s choice in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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