Stanley K. "Stan" Hardin, 58, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Thursday morning, April 5, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 P.M., Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from the Faith Community Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2012, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be at the East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Stanley Keith Hardin was born on November 27, 1953 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, to William and Freda (Tharp) Hardin. He spent his early year sin Seneca, Wisconsin, 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, Iowa. 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, Illinois. In 1997, Stan graduated from Drake University in Des Moines with an MBA degree. He then began a 2nd 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.
Stan was a member of Faith Community Church in Maquoketa. He had served as a former city councilman in Maquoketa and Baldwin. He enjoyed fishing, caring for his tropical birds, and had a passion for abused, neglected and abandoned animals.
Stan is survived by a step-daughter, Maggie (Tom) Blaser of Peosta, IA; 3 step-grandchildren, Tim, Allison and Billy; a sister, Martha (Bill) Heister, formerly of Dubuque, and full-time RV'ers; his step-mother, Donna Hardin of Maquoketa, IA; a step-sister, Connie (Don) Patridge of Davenport, IA; a sister-in-law, Patty Hardin of Delmar, IA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, a step-son, Tim Cavanaugh, and 3 brothers, Roger, Carl and Jim.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Stanley K. "Stan" Hardin memorial fund.
"Special thanks to Angie, Bill, David, Amanda, Wendy, and all other relatives and friends for the care and concern given to Stan."
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