Ralph G. Hardwick of Crawfordsville passed away Monday afternoon Nov. 23, 2020, at IU Arnett in Lafayette. He was 81.
Ralph was a project engineer, starting at Carter Carburetor in St. Louis and then Walbro Automotive in Cass City, Michigan for 20 years. He was a member of the NRA, Society of Automotive Engineers and Gideons International. He was a member of the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, where he taught Sunday School. He also attended the Yountsville Community Church. He liked being helpful to others and doing projects for other people. He did many projects. He also passed the song book for a musical group as they visited nursing homes in Crawfordsville. He also served his country in the U.S. Army.
Born Nov. 29, 1938, at North Platte, Nebraska, he was the son of Golie C. Hardwick and Alice Ritter Hardwick. He graduated from Beardstown High School in Beardstown, Illinois and Bradley University. He married Evelyn Ruth Krohe on Feb. 14, 1986, at Beardstown. She survives.
Surviving family includes: wife Evelyn Hardwick of Crawfordsville; brother G.T. Hardwick (Joan) of Champaign, Illinois; sister Peggy Hardwick-Stone (Ted) of Barrington, Illinois; aunt Betty Ritter of Denver, Colorado; uncle Maurice Hardwick of Quincy, Illinois; and he also leaves his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Janet Jamison.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene with services at 4 p.m. Burial will be at 11 a.m. (Central Time) Monday, Nov. 30 at the Beardstown City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, Yountsville Community Church or the Gideons International.
Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.