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    Stanley Keith Hardin
    November 27, 1953 - April 5, 2012

    Stanley Keith Hardin

    Stanley Keith Hardin
    Nov 27, 1953 - Apr 5, 2012

    Stanley Keith Hardin
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    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.


    jeff and wendy specht on May 25, 2012

    Candlewe 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.

    Deb and Gary Carson on Apr 26, 2012

    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!

    Maggie on Apr 11, 2012

    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.

    Tammy & Kelly Rundle on Apr 9, 2012

    CandleStan 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.

    Paul Hemmer on Apr 9, 2012

    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.

    alan on Apr 9, 2012

    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

    Sheryl (Bauer) O'Brien on Apr 8, 2012

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

    Cliff shady on Apr 8, 2012

    Candleso 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

    Joan (Saunders) Ringgenberg on Apr 7, 2012

    CandleOur deepest sympathy to Stan's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Carson Celebration of Life Center on Apr 7, 2012

    Cathy (Bartels) Steines on Apr 7, 2012

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May you rest in peace Stan.

    Penny Sanchez on Apr 6, 2012


    Jean (casel) Said on Apr 6, 2012

    Sympathy extended to the family. RIP Stan.

    Diane Caven on Apr 6, 2012

    CandleSorry 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

    Carson Celebration of Life Center on Apr 6, 2012


    Carol Bowen on Apr 6, 2012

    So sorry to hear about Stan, he will be truely missed.

    Julie Erbst(Hardin) on Apr 6, 2012

    CandleStan you will be deeply missed and loved but no longer in pain may you rest in peace my dearest uncle

    Joe White on Apr 5, 2012

    My deepest condolences to the family of Stan. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Lisa & Pat Snodgrass on Apr 5, 2012

    Candleno longer in pain,may you rest in peace

    Carson Celebration of Life Center on Apr 5, 2012


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    Carson Celebration of Life Center
    318 West Pleasant Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Faith Community Church
    511 West Summit Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    2:00 PM

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