Michael D. Hardin of Norwich, CT formerly of Lincoln, IL passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in Willimantic, CT.
Michael was born on June 4, 1951, in Lincoln, IL the son of William and Louise (Eimer) Hardin. He married Bear Nolan on March 16, 2010, in Willimantic, CT. She survives in Norwich.
Michael is also survived by his children: Sherri (Scott) Rappé, Sarah (Michael) Kendrick, Michael R. Hardin, William J. Hardin, and Conall N. Hardin; his siblings: Dan (Debi) Hardin, Tom Hardin, Jayne (Peter) Hintzman, and Phil (Michelle) Hardin. Additionally, he is survived by his grandchildren: Dallas Rappé, Hailey Rappé, Hunter Kendrick, and Blake Kendrick.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael was a longtime employee of Gunther International. He was dedicated to customer service in the technology and manufacturing field. He was a hard worker and worked until his last days. He encountered many people through his line of work and all would describe him as charismatic. He was a very accomplished bowler with many perfect games. One of his highest achievements was holding the highest series of 858 for a number of years as well as being inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame at age 41.
Services for Michael will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at St. Mary Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Michael’s name to Ronald McDonald house or gofund Jamaica AED.