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Keith R. Hardel, 66

Keith Richard Hardel, age 66, of Howard Lake, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at Mount Hermon Lutheran Church of Annandale.

Visitation will be Monday, May 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, and will continue Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Swanson Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com.

Keith was born Dec. 26, 1946, in St. Peter, to Harold and Orma (Willmsen) Hardel. He was confirmed May 19, 1961, at St John’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Township.

Keith graduated from Cokato High School in 1965.

Following graduation, he worked for Hitchcock Industries until his retirement.

He was united in marriage to Denise Dekart Jan. 9, 1971, in St. Cloud.

Keith enjoyed snowmobiling, bowling, yard work, and fixing anything that ran.

He is survived by his sons, Carl (Sara), and Jeramie Hardel; brothers Burt (Jan), Perry (Cindy Siebels), and Hal (Kyle) Hardel; and grandsons Mason and Hayden Hardel.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.