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John "Jack" Hardie

June 5, 1941 — March 2, 2021

Mass of Catholic Burial for Jack Hardie, 79, of Chariton will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chariton. Interment will follow at the Chariton Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a Prayer and Rosary Service following at 4:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smile Train (a charity that helps children with cleft treatment) or the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. You may join the family via livestream at . Jack was born in Boone, Iowa on June 5, 1941 to Josephine (Nelson) and Lloyd Hardie. At the age of 3, the family moved to Creston. During this time, Jack attended elementary school, became a Cub Scout, and alter server. When Jack's parents purchased ponies for him and his brother, Bill, it started his lifelong passion for animals and agriculture. In 1954, the family moved again. This time to a farm southeast of Chariton on the Blue Grass Road. Jack attended Salem Country School through 8th grade; then he went to Chariton High School where he graduated in 1959. After high school, he attended Iowa State University earning a degree in Animal Science in 1963. In 1964, Jack married his high school sweetheart, Jaynane Braida. They were blessed with two children: David and Amy. They first lived in Cedar Rapids, where he worked for Production Credit as a farm loan officer. They then moved to Oskaloosa, where he worked with Farmers National Farm Management Company for 12 years. During this time, Jack and Jaynane bought farmland southwest of Chariton and in 1980, they moved back to Lucas County. They started Hardie & Company Real Estate and began raising cattle. Jack believed Lucas County was the "Center of the Universe." He served as a county supervisor for several years and was a contributing member of the Lucas County Farm Bureau where he served on the board. He also served as County Weed Commissioner where he waged a one-man battle with the unwelcome thistle plant. Another duty he enjoyed was driving a bus for the Chariton School District. In addition, he always said he was the "driver of last resort" for HyVee. Jack loved the farm, raising cattle, and would often tell his brother, Bill, "The perfect vacation would be to take two weeks off and build fence." Those who knew Jack would describe him as "Quite a Guy!" He had a great love for his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved the land and the farm. Most importantly, he had a deep faith. Jack was very involved with his church. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, a Grand Knight, and District Deputy. He cherished the relationships that were built though faith and the Church. Jack passed away at age 79 at the Lucas County Health Center on March 2, 2021. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 ½ years, Jaynane; children: David Hardie and Amy Hardie; grandchildren: Maddison (Trevor) DeVore, Nate Hardie, and Kendall Hardie; great grandson, Trice DeVore; brother, Bill (Kandy) Hardie; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Preceding him in death are his parents and his brother, Tom. Cemetery Details Chariton Cemetery HWY 14 and HWY 34
Chariton, IA 50049

Visitation

MAR 7. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave

Chariton, IA 50049

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Prayer Service and Rosary

MAR 7. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave

Chariton, IA 50049

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Mass of Christian Burial

MAR 8. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

407 N. Main Street

Chariton, IA 50049

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