Lohrville – Tom Hardaway, 99, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Lohrville.
Tom was born on July 4, 1918 on the family farm southeast of Lohrville, Iowa to Emmett and Bertha (Peacock) Hardaway. After graduating from Lohrville High School, Tom went to work on the family farm with his father. On August 16, 1939, Tom married Clara Brandel in Lohrville and together they celebrated 72 years of marriage before Clara’s death in 2011. Tom was a farmer his entire life and he enjoyed keeping track of the weather forecast and grain markets daily.
Tom is survived by his daughter Judy Fowler, son Richard Hardaway, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Clara, and son-in-law Kelly.