1944 Thomas 2021

Thomas Hardy

March 15, 1944 — November 19, 2021

Thomas Paul Hardy passed away peacefully into the arms of our Savior on November 19 in his home surrounded by his family. Thomas was born March 15, 1944 in Austin, MN. A 1962 graduate of Austin High School, he was an accomplished athlete, earning All-State, All American, & All-Conference titles in multiple sports. He went on to Wyoming State and then Fresno State on football and track scholarships before being drafted by the Army and serving in Vietnam from July 1966 – June 1968. He married his soulmate, Christine Hardy, on June 12, 1999 and was a devoted husband and father. He owned multiple bars and restaurants during his life, including Magoo’s in Park Rapids.

He is survived by his loving wife, Christine Hardy; his children, April Hardy and Dan Akre; 5 grandchildren; brother, John Hardy; sister, Ruth Holdgrafer; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Hardy; mother, Bernice (Gavin) Hardy; and his brother Robert (Joe) Hardy.

Memorial services will be held at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, MN on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Reception will follow at the Austin American Legion.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Worlein Funeral Home - Austin

1801 4th St NW, Austin, MN 55912

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Worlein Funeral Home - Austin

1801 4th St NW, Austin, MN 55912

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