The Rev. Robert Rankin Hardman, 80, died July 22, 2020, at home. Bob was born in Framingham, Mass., on Dec. 19, 1939, to the Rev. George D. Hardman and Vera Williams Hardman.
Bob, an Episcopal priest, served congregations in Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and even Sicily. He was an avid musician (clarinet, piano), baker and Scottish dancer. He took up watercolor, painting and boxing to help in his 28-year combat with Parkinson’s Disease.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan; three sons, Samuel (Erica), Jesse (Maya) and Robert Andrew “Andy” (Jennie); six grandchildren; his sister Missi (Fred) Missad; and his sister-in-law Mary Johnstone (David) Hardman. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, George “David” Hardman, Jr.
Memorials to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association-Minnesota Chapter, Northside Achievement Zone or Grace Hospice.
A special thank you to the staff at the Episcopal Church Home and Grace Hospice who cared for Bob with dignity and compassion.