Robert R. Hardin, 92, of Wapakoneta, died 6:25 A.M. Friday, April 10, 2020, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, Saint Marys.
He was born December 31, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the son of John and Matilda (Reineke) Hardin.
He married Martha Schrolucke on May 10, 1950, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta; she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his children: Kathleen (Tim) Place of Buckland; Mike (Joyce) Hardin of Saint Marys; Mark Hardin of Wapakoneta.
He is survived by his 4 grandsons: T.J. Place; Jason Place; Ryan Place, Jesse Hardin.
He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; by 1 great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, John Hardin, Jr., who was killed in action during WWII; by a brother, Edward Hardin, and by a sister, Betty Hardin Radabaugh.
Robert was a veteran of the US Army, a meat cutter by trade, and an entrepreneur. He had worked at Fortman Market in Saint Marys; Pangles’s Master Markets in Lima and he retired from Pantry Pride Market in Saint Marys. He owned B & M Concessions for many years, and also Hardin’s Restaurant in New Bremen.
Bob lived his life to the fullest and he had many interests.He was a self-taught guitarist and played in the Villageaires for many years; he was a great cook and worked at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Fish Fry for several seasons; he enjoyed golfing, bowling and was a master gardener of watermelons; he was an avid collector, and he restored old radios. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys, and was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. He was a member of VFW Post 8445 in Wapakoneta and American Legion Post 323, Saint Marys.
In accordance with the orders of Governor Mike Dewine and the Ohio Department of Health during the Coronavirus pandemic, private, immediate family only funeral rites will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, Father Barry Stechschulte, officiant.
Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Saint Marys.
Condolences may be sent to Bob’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net
Memorial gifts to either Friends of Holy Rosary Church or Auglaize County Special Olympics may be given via Millerfuneralhomes.net
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