Cozad Resident: Marvin L. Hardee, age 55 (1923-2013)

On Monday, November 18th 2013, surrounded by family, Marvin L. Hardee died of cancer in the Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 58.

Born March 16th, 1955, in the same hospital to Warren (Slim) and Ethel Hardee, Marvin lived his entire life in the community.

After graduating from Cozad High School in 1973, he spent most of his years working in construction.     Although he had become disabled in the last several years, he liked to keep busy tinkering on little home improvement projects and helping family and friends with theirs, if he was able to do so. He also enjoyed fishing, watching football, WWF and pro boxing, listening to the “Golden Oldies” and country music and spending time with family and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents; half-brother, Raymond Harwood; two brothers, Donald Hardee and Robert Hardee; sister, Virginia Hardee; brother-in law, Dale Steele; niece, Mara Harwood and great-nephew, Brody (Hardee) Malcom.

Survivors include his brothers, Ivan (Jackie) Harwood of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Cozad, Douglas (Doris) Hardee of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Dennis (Dianne) Hardee of Brighton, Colorado; sister, Luella (Neal) Foland of Ravenna, Nebraska and several good friends that had become his “brothers from other mothers”.
The family has decided to have a memorial service and inurnment of cremains at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, local AA group or donor’s choice.


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