Frank Hardy, age 88 of Hortonville, died peacefully Tuesday morning, September 27, 2011, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation in Appleton, WI. He was born on October 28, 1922, on the Hardy Homestead in the Township of Ellington, son of the late Thomas and Cecelia (Klatt) Hardy. Frank enlisted in the U.S. Military shortly after the Pearl Harbor bombing. He proudly served as a tech sergeant in the 101st Division, Airborne Paratroopers. Frank was honorably discharged in February of 1946. On June 29, 1948, he was united in marriage to Celestine “Sally” Griesbach. They farmed together in Outagamie County and raised their six children there. Frank often stated that the two things he was most proud of were that he married Sally Griesbach and served his country. Frank is survived by his children, Mary Lou (Ron) Breunig of Prarie du Sac; Kate Hardy (Tim Davis) of Fitchburg; Kathy Gelinas of Kalispel, MT; Bob (Penny) Hardy of Columbia Falls, MT; John (Wendy) Hardy of Hortonville; and Bernadette (Gary) Bomber of Mackville; daughter-in-law, Kathy Galinas, Kalispel, MT; 11 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sister, Janette; and sister-in-law, Ione. He was preceded in death by his “true love,” Sally, wife and loving partner of 60 years; son, Bill; parents; sisters, Geraldine, Maxine, Pat, and Cecelia; brother, Norbert, Owen, and Thomas. The Mass of Christian Burial for Frank was held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, N2385 Municipal Dr., Greenville, with Fr. Mark Vander Steeg and Fr. Justin Werner officiating. Family and friends called directly at church Friday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. A private family interment will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Stephensville at a later date.
The family would like to thank all of the home caregivers who made it possible for Frank to remain in the family home until his passing.
Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., Hortonville (920) 779-4588 www.borchardtmoderfuneralhomes.com