Dorothy J. Hardwick

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died July 20, 2021

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.

4 Tributes for “Dorothy J. Hardwick

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Dorothy. I went to school with Dorothy through grade school and high school; she was a year ahead of me in school. I used to stay overnight at her house sometimes and remember during haying season, all the big meals and goodies her mother served. I loved the cream puffs!!! She was always a very nice friend and am so sorry to hear this.

    I used to work with Jim years ago. Whenever I saw Jim and Dorothy in the stores we had a nice chat. I am sorry for your loss I enjoyed visiting with her.

    I always enjoyed it when Uncle Jim and Aunt Dorothy would come over to our house and visit. My Mom would fix salami, cheese, crackers, pickles and whatever dessert she made that day. We had lots of fun and laughs, I’m so glad I have those memories. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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