Marilyn “Patty” Patricia Hard passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Pine City at the age of 79.
Patty was born December 20, 1938 to Harold and Dorothy (Ludwig) Anderson in Arna, Minnesota. She was an only child who spent hours on the family farm. In 1958 Patty met Robert Hard in Minneapolis, MN. Patty spent time with Bob as he drove over the road as a trucker; they had many good years and travel together doing this. They were married in Watertown, South Dakota in 1968 and later moved to Anoka, MN. They had a son, Jason, in 1971. Jason was long awaited and Patty’s pride and joy. In 1975 they bought a home on Coon Lake and Patty enjoyed spending time on the boat and watching Jason and Bob waterski. In 1978 Bob’s job moved to Mandan, North Dakota and they sold the house on Coon Lake. In 1985, Patty and her family moved to Pine City, MN to care for her aging mother. The house in Pine City was on the river and Patty loved being back on the water. Patty and Bob grew to have many friends near their house on the river and enjoyed going out on the pontoon, sightseeing and watching birds. Patty loved her son and grandchildren and spoke of them often. She had many friends and could stay up for hours having fun and playing games. Patty’s favorite thing to do was visit friends on the weekends and play cards. Anyone who knew Patty will remember her sense of humor and playful smile.
Patty is survived by son Jason (Adrienne) Hard of North Branch, beloved grandchildren Ryan, Megan and Aidan Hard, brother in law Wade (Mary) Hard of Fallon, Nevada, sister in law Wanda (Richard) Moyer of Fall City, Nebraska, close friend Debbie Mickelson, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Hard, mother Dorothy Ludwig Anderson, and father Harold Anderson.
Pastor Rob Spahr will officiate funeral services for Patty: 11 AM; Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Pine City. A time for family and friends to gather is planned for 1 hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will take place at the Markville Cemetery, Markville.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel.