March 17, 1924--Feb. 9, 2006
BENKELMAN -- Robert Wayne "Bob" Hardwick, 81, died Thursday (Feb. 9, 2006) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
Bob was born on March 17, 1924, to Reece and Mayme Edith (Morrison) Hardwick. He graduated from Parks High School in 1942.
He was a farmer and an auctioneer.
He was a member of the Parks United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, the McCook Elks Lodge and the Imperial Eagle's Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reece and Mayme Hardwick; one brother, Francis Hardwick; two sisters, Erma Dunn and Louise Stamm; and a son-in-law, Dick Brasel.
Survivors include his son, Jim Hardwick and wife, Janet of Parks; two daughters, Beverly Brasel of Ogallala and Mary Lou and husband, Gary Bloomgren of Bayard; one sister, Fern Ham of Benkelman; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday, 2 p.m., at the Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Interment will be in the Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Condolences can be left at www.forch.com.
Memorials are being accepted in his name.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.