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Albert Lewis Hardy

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Albert Lewis Hardy age 89, formerly of the Anselmo area, passed away September 14, 2021, at the Quality Senior Villages in Broken Bow, NE.Funeral services were Friday, September 17, 2021, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, NE with Pastor Lana Day officiating. Burial followed in the Victoria Creek Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation to the community of Anselmo. Please mail to (Nancy Hardy, P.O. Box 52 Anselmo, NE   68813). Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com.Albert was born the third child to Albert “Bert” J. and Eva C. (Wells) Hardy on January 14, 1932, at Mullen, NE.Growing up on a ranch South of Mullen and going to grade school in a trailer school. Later the family moved to a ranch north of Thedford.After high school Albert moved to Anselmo to work for Grandmother Minnie Wells where he met Joanne Lindly. Albert and Joanne married May 29, 1955, when he took a job working on the Milburn Dam. In the fall they moved to Kearney working for a farmer near Fort Kearney. Jerry was born in 1956. They moved to Broken Bow and worked for a feedlot. Nancy was born in 1959, Albert and family moved north of Thedford, working on a ranch for five years. Jim was born in 1961, moving back to Anselmo to farm and raise cattle. Albert was a member of the Custer County Sheriff’s Posse and rode the last leg of “The Pony Express” in 1967. Albert and family moved to town in 1977 where he worked for the Custer County Dept. of Roads as a mechanic until retirement. After retirement, Albert was the maintenance man for Anselmo and a substitute mail carrier. Albert loved his horses, fishing, and enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.Albert is survived by daughter: Nancy Hardy of Anselmo, son: Jim Hardy & wife Elizabeth Hardy of Hastings, daughter-in-law: Becky Hardy of Ainsworth, grandchildren: Christina & Tony Buckles of Ainsworth, Brandon & Tea Hardy of Odenton, MD, and Samantha Hardy and significant other Aaron Dye of Juniata, step grandchildren: Blake Fahrenholtz, Paige Fahrenholtz, Reilly Schneider and Reid Fahrenholtz, great grandchildren: Monroe, Sutton, Jade, Anniston Buckles, and Max Hardy, step great grandchild: Selah Fahrenholtz, siblings: Minnie Hamilton of Mullen, Don and Sandra Hardy of Anselmo, Bill & Diann Hardy of York, and Reta Teahon of Halsey, several nieces, nephews, and extended family.Albert was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Eva, wife Joanne, son Jerry, brother Wayne & sister-in-law Bette Hardy, brothers-in-law Gayle Hamilton and Leland Teahon.