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1958 Donald 2016

Donald Hardwick

July 31, 1958 — July 15, 2016

Donald Deneen Hardwick, age 57 of Beardstown, arrived safely in Heaven, on Friday, July 15, 2016.

He was born July 31, 1958 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, the son of Arnold Deneen and Jo Ann Foreman Hardwick. He married Dawn Crookshank in September of 2000.

He is survived by his wife Dawn Hardwick of Beardstown; his mother Jo Ann Hardwick of Beardstown; his children Brittany (husband Robert) Cowan of Beardstown; Breanna Hardwick of Lowden, IA, and Jordan Hardwick (fiancé Sarah Larsen) of St. Charles, MO.; seven grandchildren Derek Anderson, Mason Pherigo, Lukas Cowan, Isaac and Noah Leon, Jocelyn Hardwick, and Zachary Ewen; two sisters Patty (husband Tom) Rohn of Beardstown and Amy (husband Rick) Kight of Jerseyville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Arnold Deneen Hardwick.

Don graduated from Beardstown High school class of 1976 and continued his education by attending Western Illinois University receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He then started his 36 year career which began with Oscar Meyer in Beardstown, later moving to Ohio, and then Missouri with the company. Next he moved to Mississippi working for Bryan Foods, and then Don took a position with ConAgra Foods out in California. Continuing in the same industry he moved to Joplin, Missouri to work for Sylvest Farms, and next came a position with Butterball Foods locating him in Alabama. Familiar with Oscar he rejoined them in Iowa and then soon Kraft Heinz Foods in Wisconsin and most currently working out of Columbia, Missouri. Don was always heavily sought after because of his work ethic and caused him to move around. He was an avid sports fan always watching ESPN cheering on his favorite teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs. His family was his life. He enjoyed spending free time with his grandchildren. Don’s love for his family always lead to the question being asked “What are your intentions?” and will forever be missed by them all.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Friday, July 22, 2016 at First Christian Church in Beardstown. Committal services will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 4-7 PM Thursday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to Beardstown Christian Academy.

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