Dan M. Hardenbrook

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:44 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:50 p.m. CST

Dan M. Hardenbrook, 89, of Newton died on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Nelson Manor Nursing Home in Newton. 

A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the First Assembly of God Church in Newton. The family will greet friends with a lunch and visitation from 11:30 a.m. until the time of a service at the church. Memorials to the First Assembly of God Church may be left at the church during the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home.

Dan, the son of Evan and Meta (Bunse) Hardenbrook, was born on Nov. 19, 1924, in Metz, Iowa. He graduated from Newton High School in 1942. Dan then served his country in the U.S. Army Air force during World War II.  

On March 31, 1948, Dan was united in marriage with Marie L. Vandeweerd at the First Assembly of God Church in Newton. They made their home in Newton except for a short time when they lived in Chicago where Dan received his FCC License from the DeVry Institute of Chicago in 1949. Dan worked at the Maytag Company as a Manufacturing Engineer from 1955 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and was known as “Dan The Fix It Man” as many relied on him for home repairs.  

Dan is survived by his wife, Marie of Newton; children, Janet E. Hardenbrook of Center Point, Joyce E. (David) Beckham of Newton, and James M. (Angie) Hardenbrook of Reasnor; his nine grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Pearson, Amy Trease, Lynnzi Trease, Jared (Erin) Beckham, Jonathan Beckham, Courtney Beckham, Justin Hardenbrook, Alexis Hardenbrook, and Joshua Hardenbrook; four great-grandchildren, Joseph, Andrew, Rylee, and Oliver; and his sisters-in-law, Norinne Hardenbrook, Darlene Head, Wanda Keenan, and Elizabeth Gerard.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter, Cleo, Lester “Hap”, Elvin “Stub”, Paul, and Edward “Pete”; and a sister, Lela Murphy.

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