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Darvin Thomas Hardersen
January 8, 1920 – March 7, 2016
Darvin T. Hardersen, 96, of Anamosa passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the Anamosa Care Center. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 11 from 5 to 8pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00am at the church. Rev. Katie Lowe Lancaster to officiate. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery in rural Anamosa at a later date.
Darvin Thomas Hardersen was born on January 8, 1920 to Thomas and Marie Hoss Hardersen in Clinton, Iowa. He graduated from Gooselake in 1937. His family moved to Jones County in 1938,to the present farm where he has farmed his entire life. Darvin was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Zirkelbach on October 16, 1945 in Scotch Grove, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2008. Darvin was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Jones County Farm Bureau, Jones County Cattlemen, Jones County Extension. He was also inducted into the Jones County Cattlemen Hall of Fame. He bowled for 60 years, until he was 91 years old and was a member of the Anamosa Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Anamosa Baseball Team as well as the Anamosa Golden Gloves Boxing Team. Darvin enjoyed life, visiting with friends and neighbors, and playing cards.
He is survived by his son, Don (Debbie) Hardersen of Anamosa; granddaughter, Stephanie (Wayne) Hora and grandson, Lee Hardersen; great grandchildren, Tysen and Danielle Gravel and Kael Hora; sister, Dorothy Gray; sister-in-law, Patsy Hardersen; many nieces and nephews, and leaves behind a special friend, Betty Lubben.
Darvin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; brother, Philbert Hardersen and brother-in-law, Robert Gray.

Submitted by: Richard Harrison

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