Robert Lew Hardy

October 17, 1930May 25, 2013

Robert Lew Hardy Williamston Robert Lew Hardy, born October 17, 1930 to Purl and Maude (Burdo) Hardy in Handy Township, MI, passed away May 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Robert was a local builder for over 50 years, having a favorite saying “I’m a jack of all trades, master of none.” He enjoyed many things in his life; he was an avid ballroom dancer and talented woodworker. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. His grandchildren were the joy of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Past Master of the Williamston Masonic Lodge 153. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Prudence E. Russell; and his wife, Mary (August 20, 1994). Surviving to cherish his memory are one son, Robert P. (Amy Granger) Hardy of Dimondale, and two daughters, Susan (Mike) Baltusis of Mt. Pleasant and Laura (Gerald) Runyon of Lansing. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Sam (Katie) Hardy, Lehanna E. Hardy, Leslie Runyon, and Katie Runyon; and three great grandchildren, Myla, Celia, and Weston Hardy. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Middle St. in Williamston with Dr. Gerald G. Osborn officiating. Interment will be at Summit Cemetery, Williamston. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the funeral home with a Masonic service being held at 6:00 p.m. that evening. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice of Lansing, 4052 Legacy Parkway, Suite 200, Lansing, MI 48911 or Williamston Masonic Lodge 153, 141 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 48895 in memory of Mr. Hardy. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Jill and Terry Perkins

May 30, 2013

Amy, Rob, Susan and Laura - We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a great man and we know how much you will miss him. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Luana & Eric Foster

May 29, 2013

Hello...we are so sorry to hear about Bob's passing....we have enjoyed dancing (a few years ago) and more recently chatting with Bob at the dances at the Howell Eagles. He will be greatly missed by us all. We hope you are comforted in wonderful memories of your father.
With our sympathies,
Eric & Luana Foster (Dansville, MI)

Charney & Greg Sleight

May 29, 2013

Rob & Amy
We were so sorry to read about the recent loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you.

May 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayer to the Hardy family, in the loss of your Dad Robert Hardy will be greatly missed.

Tom and Susan Hardy
( Stanton, Mi. )

Lee Schaffert

May 26, 2013

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. I have such fond memories of your dad, his sense of humor and his involvement with scouting. He will be missed...

Julie Johnson and Craig Curtis

May 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Laura, Gerry, and the rest of your family. May your father forever rest in peace.

Dianne Haddock

May 26, 2013

To all the Hardy Family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such an inspiration. Laura, you will certainly miss your weekly routine of being at Dad's. I'm so happy for you that you were able to be with him daily this last month. What a blessing for you. Dianne Haddock