Neal Kenneth Hardecopf, 75

Published 5:22 pm Saturday, September 27, 2014

Neal Kenneth Hardecopf

Neal Kenneth Hardecopf

Neal Kenneth Hardecopf, 75, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his home in Adams with family at his side, following a short illness with cancer.

Neal Kenneth Hardecopf was born June 8, 1939, in Marshall Township to William C. Hardecopf and Rachel K. Hardecopf (Julson). He grew up on the family farm outside of Adams, Minnesota. He attended Adams High School and graduated in 1957. Neal married Louise (Heller) Kerrins and they later divorced. To this union, three sons were born, Kim (Vicky) Hardecopf, Kevin (Mary) Hardecopf, Kelly (Melissa) Hardecopf. Neal was married to Joan (Thompson) Hardecopf on June 8, 1992. She later passed away after a long battle with cancer in the year 2002. Neal was a longtime lover of old time polka dancing. He enjoyed traveling all over for dances with each of his wives and his special friend of 10 years, Ida Weber. He enjoyed horses and was in the Mower County Posse for some years. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, attending lots of reunions. He retired from owning his own business in farm drainage. Upon retiring, he worked in various jobs to stay busy.

Neal is survived by his three sons; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Finseth, Fountain, Minnesota, and brother, Lloyd Hardecopf, LeRoy, Minnesota.

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He was proceeded in death by his wife Joan; his parents; and four sisters.

The memorial service for Neal will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Marshall Lutheran Church rural Adams with Pastor Jeremy D. Johnson officiating. Burial will take place at Marshall Cemetery rural Adams. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.