Delbert Hardy

Delbert S. Hardy, age 85, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Delbert was born December 17, 1926 in Omaha Nebraska to Frank and Dale (Stratton) Hardy. Delbert graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1944. After High School he joined the Navy and served from 1944-1945. He married Zoë Louise Tracy June 15th, 1946 and later divorced. He attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 1950 with a major in History and a minor in Music. In 1969 he earned a master’s degree from the University of Guam with a major in Education. Delbert worked for many years as a High School Band Instructor in many towns throughout Iowa including Wadena, Oakland, Hampton, Nichols, Letts and Grandview. Survivors include his daughter Tracy Johnson and husband Stevens of Bemidji, Minnesota; Grandchildren Gwyneth Tracy Sawyer and husband Christopher of Hopkins, Minnesota; and Cara Johnson, of Owatonna Minnesota; former wife Zoë Hardy of Jackson, Wyoming; sister Eleanore Spayde of Mansfield, Ohio; brother Franklin Hardy and wife Dorothy of Crawfordsville, Iowa. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation with the family will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley Iowa. The family invites everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church immediately following the service. In Loving Memory Of Delbert S. Hardy Born December 17, 1926 Omaha, Nebraska Entered Into Rest October 28, 2012 Missouri Valley, Iowa Services 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 Hennessey- Aman Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Nathan Slaughter Flute Tracy Hardy Johnson Piano Cara Johnson Selections “The Navy Hymn” “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry” Visitation music includes Delbert’s favorite music. Final Resting Place Inurnment at a later date. Military Honors will be conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post # 337.

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