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Glenn Hardy

June 24, 1942 August 15, 2009
Glenn Hardy
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Glenn L. Hardy, a long time resident of the Lake Sherwood Community in Commerce Township, MI died Saturday August 15, 2009 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67 years old. Glenn was born on June 24, 1942 in Blue Island, IL. Glenn was the son of Frederick and Georgia Hardy. Glenn was always industrious and hardworking. By age 12, he was running a morning and afternoon paper route, while caddying at the local country club in between. At the same time, he managed to be active in Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout by age 14. A high light of his scouting years was traveling by train to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico at age 15. While in high school, Glenn took an interest in wrestling. True to form, he had to be the best and won a full college scholarship to what is now the University of WI-Stout in Menomonie, WI. During his college years, he continued to excel in wrestling and went on to win fourth place in his weight class at the NAIA National Championship in 1964. While at Stout, he started working during vacations with the Jervis B. Webb Company of Farmington Hills, MI at jobs in and around the Chicago and WI area. He graduated from Stout with a degree in Industrial Arts Education. He began his career teaching "Shop" at West Division High School in Milwaukee, WI. During his 10 years there, he coached championship wrestling teams and was president of the Milwaukee area coaches association. He stayed in touch with the Webb Company and worked for them during summers and vacations from school. It was also during this time that he was married to his first wife Barbara and they had two daughters, Jennifer and Julie. Finally, the Webb Company made him an offer he couldn't refuse and he said good-bye to his teaching career and eventually ended up in Farmington Hills, MI. He rose to the position of Vice-President of Field Operations at Webb. In 1993, Glenn left Webb and accepted a similar position with Alberici Constructors of St. Louis, MO. Glenn worked out of Alberici's Livonia, MI office. In 1993, Glenn married his wife Laura and they had a son Glenn Jr., who was born in 1994. Glenn continued to work for Alberici up until the day he went into the hospital for the last time.
Glenn traveled quite extensively around the country and internationally for Webb and Alberici. He also loved to travel in his free time and, most recently, realized his dream of buying a condo in Belize. He loved attending MI Wolverines Football Games and traveled several times to see them play in the Rose Bowl. Glenn was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan and enjoyed Red Wings Hockey Games. Glenn most loved his home on Lake Sherwood and enjoyed entertaining family and friends there.

Glenn was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Frederick W. Hardy and Georgia Smith Hardy, niece, Katie Flynn and nephew, Matthew Dirnbauer. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura E. Hardy of Commerce Township, MI; son, Glenn L. Hardy Jr. of Commerce Township, MI; daughters, Jennifer (Phil) Francis of Commerce, Twp., MI, Julie (Nick) Howard of Barrington, IL; grandchild, Vivian Howard and Brooks Howard of Barrington, IL. Also survived by sisters, Jeanette (Jan) Doan of Olney, IL, Anita (Mike) Flynn of St. Louis, MO; brother, Harry (Jelowan) Hardy of Bonita Springs, FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary�s Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Rd., Milford on Thursday, August 20 at 11AM with Fr. Ron Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford on Wednesday 4-9PM. Committal services & entombment will take place on Saturday, August 22 at 12PM at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Chapel of the Chimes) in Brookfield, WI. Friends are welcome to gather for visitation at the chapel from 10AM until time of service. Memorials are encouraged to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.


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