Donald R. Hardesty
- January 10, 1928 - March 3, 2012
- Carmel, Indiana
of Donald's Passing
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We had dinner at the Church Valentine Dinner with Don and Lorraine a few weeks ago. They talked about being married for 60 plus years, how they met, the war, kids, grandkids. I'd been going to that church for 5 years and never spoke to them before. What a blessing to have had a chance to break bread with such a great pair. He will be missed by many, but no doubt by Lorraine the most. Our hearts go out
Posted by: Steve and Heather Kopeschka - Brownsburg, IN - church friend Mar 09, 2012
Great friend and great neighbor. Oh, the good times we all had together.
We will all miss you.
Rest in peace.
God bless you.
Frank & Mary Pat Madden
5964 Sandalwood Drive
Carmel, IN 46033
Posted by: Frank & Mary Pat Madden - Carmel, IN - Neighbors Mar 06, 2012
Don was a wonderful friend and neighbor and we will miss him. He was always full of fun and ready for a good time. Whether we were making plans for a trip to Hilton Head or just stopping for coffee after the Civic, Don was always more than ready to join in with an interesting story or a laugh. We will miss his friendship, his sense of humor and his love of life.
Our prayers are with Lorraine and their family throughout this difficult time.
With love and deepest sympathy, Deanna and Bob Hosler
Posted by: Bob and Deanna Hosler - Carmel, IN - Neightbor and Friend Mar 05, 2012
Lorraine and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You and Don were one of the first couples I met at Advent. I remember you both making suggestions for my daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner shortly thereafter when I found out you were from Lombard and the wedding would be in Wheaton. It was always so good to be welcomed by you and Don's smiles at church. Will see you soon at church and look forward to the day we all will meet up with Don again.
Posted by: Debbie Pickett - Indianapolis, IN - Advent Lutheran Church friend Mar 05, 2012
Brad, Karen & your daughters:
Very sorry to hear about your Dad passing. I never met him, but I did hear a number of stories you told of him. He sounded like a great guy and a vet in WWII.
Posted by: Al Drachenberg - Tinley Park,, IL - Friend of His son, Brad Mar 05, 2012
Our prayers are with all of the family. It has been wonderful sitting in front of Don and you Lorraine in church. We have always loved both of your sense of humor, and our conversations. We will miss Don and look forward to seeing him again when we are all with the Lord. Our love to everyone.
Carol & Ned Ryan
Posted by: Carol & Ned Ryan - Indianapolis, IN - Friend Mar 05, 2012
What a gentleman! We have many wonderful memories of Don - at Hilton Head, Civic, pinochle, and other great and fun times that we spent with Don and Lorraine. He loved to share a good story at a dinner, in the driveway, or wherever. He had a fabulous sense of humor and always made us laugh.
Don was always thinking of others. He bought us cookies at the Civic and bought the ladies roses for Valentine's Day. He would handed out
Posted by: Jack and Sue Mayfield - Carmel, IN - Friend and neighbor Mar 05, 2012
You were a great help to my family while we tended to my Mom and Dad's surgeries. All of the foster kids we helped were always happy to see you and your smile. You will be missed.
You and your family are in our preyers,
Tom and Margaret Madden
Posted by: Tom and Margaret Madden - Noblesville, IN - Friend Mar 05, 2012
Dear Lorraine and family,
We send our love and sympathy to all of you. What a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather Don was. He will be missed by those of us who worshiped with
him at Advent Lutheran, too. One of our favorite memories was at several of the Valentine dinners we had the honor of being at the same table with Don, and with you, Lorraine. We loved listening to all the stories, especially of his time in the Navy after
Posted by: Bud and Pauline Kurtz - North Salem, IN - Friend from church Mar 04, 2012
The Carl A. Taylor family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult of times.
May your memories be of great comfort to you.
-= Carl A. Taylor =-
Posted by: Carl A. Taylor - Magna, UT Mar 04, 2012
Dear Hardesty Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and humbled that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. It is our hope that we have been able, in some small way, to lighten your burden and give proper reverence to a life lived. Please let us know if we can be of further service.
Brian and Bruce Buchanan
4th Generation Owners
Posted by: Brian and Bruce Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN Mar 04, 2012