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John Hardman

June 9, 1941 — November 27, 2021


John Clay Hardman passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. His time of grace: June 9, 1941 – November 27, 2021; 80 years, 5 months, 18 days.  He was baptized in Christ on August 17, 1941.

All praise and thanks to God for a very blessed life on this earth!

John was a teacher for 25 years in Lutheran schools in Michigan and Wisconsin.  He was privileged to share the Gospel with his students daily.  He later worked at Wausau Steel Corporation until his retirement.  He daily let the light of his faith in God shine in the workplace.

John married Naomi Breiling and they were given 49 and a half years together.  Their marriage was blessed with two daughters and a son.  He faithfully cared for his family physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually; a loss which will deeply be felt.

John absolutely loved serving his Savior at church by playing the organ, singing, directing choirs, reading God’s Word, ushering, visiting members at nursing homes, and participating in other leadership roles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Genevieve (Finster) Hardman and all the saints triumphant.

He is survived by his wife Naomi; daughters Jennifer and Aimee; son Christopher (Denise); sisters Ardith (Gene) Notestine and Karen Spickerman; grandchildren Nicole and Neil; and all the saints militant.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church- Wausau Campus, 2822 N. 6th St. Wausau.  Rev. Kevin Schnake will officiate.  Private burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.  You may leave messages and condolences for his family at

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord.  So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.  For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.  Romans 14:8-9

We joyously await the resurrection and the reunion to come.  Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen!

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