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."
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
we will truly miss and love stan may you rest in peace and say hello to jackie for us god bless you and we will always be there for you as we promised.the bait shop is dedicated to you.
To all the Hardin Family,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies on Stan's passing. He was a kind and generous man who never backed away from a challenge. When Shelley was living with him and Jackie, I remember them coming to our activities and especially to our parent/teacher conferences. I remember sitting on one of their 'kiddies' when I stopped over at there place by Cardinal! It was amazing the love they had for all of their pups! He and Jackie are already missed!
So many memories I had with you. You have been a part of my life since I was 6 years old. We went through ups and downs just as any family would but we always hung onto the things that truely mattered and that was the foundation of a true family relationship. Even though you and Mom never had biological children it never swayed you from being a real parent. You were there to keep my wings clipped and kept me ground when you knew I wasn't ready to fly (yes a bird metaphore) but that really was how things were. You never interferred with my Mom and Dad but always had the logical advice. You always looked out for me even when I tried to not let you. You hung in there and I will never ever forget your perseverance, it showed me you did truely love and respect me as a daughter and those are the traits I will carry with me forever and pass on to my children. Your strong will and your extreme intelligence were sometimes threatening to others but I always knew it was your passion and faith that compelled you and I always admired that. I hope you knew all of this while you were here with us and if you didn't I am so sorry I never told you. I did tell you regularly I loved you and I did and do mean it. You deserved to know that you truely mattered and truely made a difference in so many of us. May you rest peacefully with Mom and know I will always love you.
Stan was the best of people and a pure example of compassion, intelligence and kindness. Our love and support goes out to Stan's family and friends. There are so many of us who can say we were lucky enough to have shared a bit of time with him.
Stan and I worked together at WDBQ in Dubuque during the early 70s. He was our overnight personality - I did mornings so we always crossed paths between shifts. He was a fine announcer, good conversationalist and always fun to be around. He name come up in conversation with several other broadcasters of that era just a few weeks ago. We all liked Stan but no one knew of his career as a Pharamcist. Best wishes to his family and friends.
stan was a great guy. we were classmates in high school and roommates in college. we had some fun times. rest in peace with god. my sympathy to his family. alan
I'm so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family.
so sorry about your Loss,,,i Met Stan and Jackie at church sometime ago Now they both can rest in peace together in heaven May all the faithful departed Rest in peace
Our deepest sympathy to Stan's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May you rest in peace Stan.
Sympathy extended to the family. RIP Stan.
Sorry to hear of Stans passing , Stan and Jacque were the best neighbors we could have asked for on Cynthia Dr.They will both be missed
So sorry to hear about Stan, he will be truely missed.
Stan you will be deeply missed and loved but no longer in pain may you rest in peace my dearest uncle
My deepest condolences to the family of Stan. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
no longer in pain,may you rest in peace
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