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David L. Hardman

June 25, 1935 — January 11, 2023

Gridley

David L. Hardman, 87, of Gridley, passed away at 6:15 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac.

He was born June 25, 1935 in Normal, IL to Marshall and Cora McKeoun.  He was raised by his step mother, Mildred (Xanders) Hardman after the death of his biological mother.  He married Evelyn Rinkenburger on June 8, 1958 in Gridley.  She died July 29, 1996 in Gridley.  He was later introduced to  Carol Hornickle, a special and significant woman he would be with for more than 12 years of his life.

Surviving are his significant other Carol Hornickle of Fairbury, one son Mark (Patty) Hardman of Lexington; one daughter Lori Hardman of Gridley; one sister Trilby Sedgwick of Bloomington; one brother Leslie “Butch” Hardman of Lexington; two grandchildren Carlye (Bryce) Muir and Josh Hardman all of Lexington; and one great-grandson David Joseph Muir of Lexington.

He was preceded in death by two sisters Lucille Durflinger and Ruby Stevenson, and two brothers Loren Hardman and Kaywin “Jack” Hardman.

David worked for Hart-Carter Manufacturing for several years before retiring.  He attended both Christ Community Church and Cropsey United Methodist Church over the years.  He enjoyed playing pool, fishing and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Christ Community Church in Gridley.  Visitation will be the evening prior on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christ Community Church in Gridley.  Burial will be in Gridley Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please made memorial contributions to Baby Fold (www.thebabyfold.org) c/o Development and Public Relations 108 E. Willow, Normal, IL 61761 (or online at www.thebabyfold.org) or Gridley Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) 105 East 3rd St. Gridley, IL 61744.

Online tributes and condolences may be made to www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

To send flowers to the family in memory of David L. Hardman, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 16, 2023

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Christ Community Church of Gridley

406 W 7th St, Gridley, IL 61744

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Christ Community Church of Gridley

406 W 7th St, Gridley, IL 61744

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Burial

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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