Dorothy J. Hardwick, age 79, of Rapid River passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone.
Dorothy was born October 4, 1941 in Rapid River, the daughter of Joseph and Julia (Merle) Stemack. She graduated from the Rapid River High School in 1960. Dorothy was united in marriage to James Hardwick on January 18, 1964 in St. Charles of Borromeo Catholic Church in Rapid River. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, gardening, spending time with family, watching her grandchildren play sports, watching The Young and The Restless and loved her coffee and sweets.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Robert (Julie) Hardwick of Rapid River and Russell (Julie) Hardwick of Green Bay, WI; grandchildren, Hayden (Shelby), Logan and Sarah Hardwick; brother, Ivan Stemack of Rapid River; sister, Molly Cassidy of Gladstone; sisters-in-law, Gail Stemack of Rapid River, Dorothy Wolf of Rapid River and Connie Hardwick of St. Jacques and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, her parents and her brother, Joe Stemack.
The Hardwick family would like to offer a special thank you to the girls at Lakeview Assisted Living and OSF Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Dorothy in her final days.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.