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David Charles Hardy

05/09/1999 - 04/09/2022

David Charles Hardy passed away at his home in St. Cloud, MN on April 9, 2022, at the young age of only 22 years old. David was born in Grand Rapids, MN on Mother’s Day – May 9, 1999, to David & Kelli Hardy.

David was a very energetic child who loved to emulate his father and took it upon himself to form a protective nature of his two older sisters, Sara and Katy, since the passing of their mother from cancer when David was only 8 years old. The loss of their mother in 2007 was devastating to the entire family.

God recognized the suffering that the loss of Kelli placed on the Hardy family and blessed them in 2010 with the addition of Laurie, whom David’s father married, and her children Dustin and Cassie. David’s open, loving heart and warm nature was so welcoming to them all.

David was tenacious and excelled in sports. In school he played t-ball, baseball, football, and basketball. After suffering several concussions in football, he turned to the gym and started weightlifting, which immediately became a passion of his and a method David used to relieve stress. The gym remained his “Happy Place”. He shared this passion with others by becoming a personal trainer and signing many online partnerships. He was a role model, mentor, and confidant to students at Cherry High School where he shared his passion of sports and competition by coaching football and track.

In David’s desire to follow in his father’s footsteps he joined the Air Force right out of high school. He completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas, after which he completed Security Forces Training, returning to Minnesota soon after. Senior Airman Hardy was a steadfast member of the 934th Security Forces Squadron, United States Air Force Reserve, who could be counted on to encourage his fellow Airmen to succeed, especially when it came to physical fitness. His presence will be missed within his unit.

It was within the 934th Security Forces Squadron where he met his fiancé, Lexy. David and Lexy got engaged in the fall of 2021 and he lovingly stepped into the role as a father figure to her daughter, Marley.

David was currently employed at Legacy Restorations in St. Cloud, MN and enjoyed all aspects of his work.

David did everything with passion. His self-discipline, competitive and loving nature were an inspiration to everyone in his life. He was an incredible son, brother, uncle and friend who deeply loved his family and was always willing and eager to lend a hand wherever needed. David left a lasting impression on everyone he met, he was loved by many, and his legacy will never be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to have him in their life.

David is survived by his parents, David & Laurie Hardy of Nashwauk; his sisters, Sara (Jon) Gray of Chisholm and Katy Hardy (Hunter) of Nashwauk; his siblings: Dustin Reini of Buhl, Cassie (Michael) Lundquist of Cloquet, MN, and Pam (Travis) Polo of Carlton, MN; his nieces & nephews: Monica, Aurora, Calyb, Kaden and Colton. his fiancé, Lexy Schneider and her daughter Marley of St. Cloud, MN; his God Father, Gary Yuhala of Hibbing; and many aunts, uncles, cousins.

David was preceded in death by his mom, Kelli (Nasby) Hardy; his grandparents: Leonard and Marlene Hardy, and Grandma Geraldine Nasby; his aunt, Ellen Anderson; and God Mother, Roberta Nasby.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

A Memorial service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Nashwauk Alliance Church at 12:00 noon. Visitation will be held at the Nashwauk Alliance Church on Sunday, May, 8 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and on Monday, May 9, beginning at 11:00am.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

14 thoughts on “David Charles Hardy”

  1. Grandma Melody says:

    Grandson there is nothing about you that I won’t forever miss. You were the perfect picture in every way.
    Love grandma Melody

  2. Jason and Doris Yoder says:

    We send you our very sincere condolences. We have precious memories of “little” David as a baby and young boy and as he grew to be a handsome young men. We are so sorry for your loss.

  3. Karl and Janet Emerson says:

    We are so very sorry to hear this terrible news. Our hearts go out to you, and we will keep you all in our prayers. May God comfort you with his peace and presence.

  4. Patrick Welsh says:

    My friend and training partner. I’ll love you always bro!

  5. Missy Weller says:

    So sad to hear this. Praying for comfort for the Hardy family. Fond memories of our boys in their sports as they grew up. David will be missed so much.

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  7. Sue and Bill Adamson says:

    To all of you who are suffering so greatly with this loss. Our heart breaks for you all. “Little David” was such a handsome and talented young man. We are praying for all of you a great deal that the Lord will bring you comfort and peace. Our thoughts are with all of you. God Bless you all.

  8. Troy and Kathy Nelson says:

    Words don’t seem enough…..just know that we along with many are lifting your family in prayer during this terribly sad time. Asking God to comfort and strengthen you all in the way that only He can. Love you all.

  9. Mina and Mike says:

    Sending our deepest sympathies and prayers to the entire family.

  10. Ollie M Nyhus says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. No one should ever have to lose a child. Bless you. You are in my heart.

  11. Doug Wilkins says:

    Sara, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…I am so sorry about your loss.

    Doug Wilkins

  12. Frederic Mulika says:

    It is shocking moment to hear the death of David Hardy.David was great person I trained with in the class flight at Lackland Airforcebase during out time in basic military training.
    I won’t say much ,May his soul rest internal peace.
    SSgt Mulika

  13. SSgt Beidler says:

    Always loved having David work with me. Anytime something needed to be done, just show him what needs to happen and he would get it done. One of the first phrases he ever said to me, “It doesn’t matter how hard you work me, I’m still going to the gym later.” Soon enough anytime he was working in my area he was joking and making the place better.

    I liked David and he was always welcome here. I’m sorry for your loss and he will be missed here.

  14. Diane Bainter says:

    Our condolences to the entire Hardy Family 🙏
    Your world was turned upside down on the dreadful
    day-April 9th. Our prayers are with you all.
    Much love,
    Chuck & Diane Bainter

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Monday 05/09/22 at 12:00 PM
Nashwauk Alliance Church, 1st Street, Nashwauk, MN, USA

Visitation begins at Sunday 05/08/22 5:00 - 7:00 PM and Monday 05/09/22 11:00 AM