2008-06-05 / Obituaries

Joseph A. Hardacre Sr.

Joseph A. Hardacre Sr., 87, Atlas Township, died June 1, 2008, at Genesys Hospice Care Center, Goodrich. A Masonic memorial service will be held Monday, June 9, at 7 p.m., conducted by Grand Blanc Lodge #571 F & AM. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 10, at 11 a.m. at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint, with Pastor Dave Hintz officiating. Burial will be Crestwood Cemetery, with a military graveside service under the auspices of VFW Post #822 Honor Guard. Condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com. Mr. Hardacre was born in Flint March 6, 1921, to the late Alexander and Hilda Hardacre. He and Marie Prentice were married June 25, 1947. His wife preceded him in death Jan. 30, 2005. He was a life member of Grand Blanc Lodge #571 F & AM, the Bay City Consistory and Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple. He served on the Goodrich Village Council for seven years. He was a Goodrich Village Police officer for 12 years, a recovery diver for the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department for 14 years and a volunteer fireman for the Atlas Township Fire Department for 23 years. He enjoyed boating and camping and, from 1973 to 1999, he and his wife owned and operated the Snow Bowl Road Campground at Houghton Lake. Mr. Hardacre was employed by the Teamsters for 40 years, of which he worked 38 years for F.J. Boutell. Preceding him in death were his his parents; and sister, Betty SanMiguel. Surviving are his sons, John and his wife Jennie of Fenton, Joseph Jr. and his wife Jenny of Grand Blanc, and David and his wife Linda of Kinde; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Renee Riffey of St. Petersburg, FL; sister-in-law, Hazel and her husband Larry Clark of Dodge City; and many nieces and nephews; In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital/Shriner’s Hospital.

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