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Nick Hardin

Birth Date: January 25, 1947
Death Date: April 9, 2017

OREANA- Pastor Nicholas S. “Nick” Hardin, 70 of Oreana, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, surrounded by all of his family.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10 am Friday, April 14, 2017 in Maranatha Assembly of God, conducted by Pastor Doug Lowery, Pastor Ed McCammack, Pastor Bill Fisher, Rev. Larry Duncan and Pastor Dave Gessaman. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM Thursday also at Maranatha Assembly of God. Interment with Military Rites will be in the Friends Creek Cemetery in Argenta. Memorials are suggested to God’s Abundant Love Fellowship. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at
Pastor Nick was born on January 25, 1947 in Decatur, IL the son of Charles S. and Irma M. (Orth) Hardin. He served his country in the Air Force. Pastor Nick was the Pastor of God’s Abundant Love Fellowship. He married Frances E. “Fran” Quimby on November 4, 1967 in Decatur.
Pastor Nick is survived by his wife Fran, son- Lance Hardin and his wife Carrie of Mt. Zion and their children Bryson and Maddi, son- Robb Hardin and his wife Jennifer of Warrensburg and their children Austin, Andy, Alex and Megan, daughter- Kara Feller-Drollinger and her husband Chad of Oreana and her daughter Elayna Feller.
He was greeted in Heaven by his parents and granddaughter Kayla Feller.
Pastor Nick enjoyed sharing his love of the Lord and he was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed cheering on his grandchildren as he watched them play sports.
Pastor Nick loved the Lord, his family and being a disciple for Jesus. He shared the Good News with all he encountered and was always spreading the Gospel. One of his favorite verses was Proverbs: 25:11- A word fittingly spoken is like a silver apple in a golden container.

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Celebration Of Life Funeral Ceremony
April 14, 2017
10:00 am
Maranatha Assembly of God
555 W. Imboden Decatur, IL 62521
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April 15, 2017
4:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Maranatha Assembly of God
555 W. Imboden Decatur, IL 62521
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  1. My condolences to the Hardin family. Nick was a great servant of Christ and at home with our Father in Heaven. I will miss him and all the work he did for Christ here on earth. Stan,O'Bryan

  2. I regret that I only learned today of Nick Hardin's passing and missed his service. I regret even more the loss of a kind and compassionate yet determined follower of Christ, a man who loved God more than even his family (and the Cardinals), and a man who encouraged so many including me when perhaps we weren't at our best. He took a literal leap of faith when he started his church, but that move pretty much sums up Nick: willing to do what he knew had to despite the fact many others would have played it safe. May the peace and love of God which surpasses all our understanding be with Fran, Kara, Lance, Robb and all the rest of the family in this difficult time.

    Steve and Chris Perbix

  3. Pastor Nick I have known you Fran and the kids for over 25 years now and the first funeral you ever preached was my grandfather's followed by others in my family. I could always count on you and Fran to pray with me and be there no matter what hour of the day or night. I will miss you greatly, but it's not goodbye rather until we meet again in Heaven. You guys always have a special place in my heart. Love Always, Rachael!!!

  4. Nick Harden Family;
    So sorry for your loss. Nick and I grew up together in Argenta and went through school together. In the last few years, Nick and I would set and watch our grandkids play sports, as He and I had kids at the same schools. We always enjoyed each others company, while we bragged on the kids. Nick had such a strong faith, that you could see Jesus in him. I will miss him much. GOD bless all the family.
    Leroy Moyer

  5. To Fran and family,

    I gratefully remember your send-off to Rome with which you surprised me back in 1979. May the "coincidences" (?) of Palm Sunday and Good Friday sustain you as you grieve for Nick and ponder the mystery of Jesus' Passion, Death and Resurrection, into which we are incorporated and united.

    Kevin Laughery

  6. My heart goes out to the family Pastor Nick. I'm sorry I can't attend his celebration of life services. I've cut Nicks's hair for several years and we always had the best conversations. One of the things I always took away from his visits is this fact… He was proud of his family!! He kept me updated on all the grandkids activities and enjoyed telling the tails of their trumiphs. He was proud of his whole family and if everything he said was true, and I believe that it was, he had every reason to be. God bless and take comfront in the fact he of all people had his heart in the right place. Godspeed to Nick.

  7. My dear Pastor Nick, Jim and I will miss you so much. As we know your wife, family, congregation and friends will. A man of integrity and faithfulness to them all you were. Jim and I are thankful for the years that we have known you and had the privilege of ministering with you. Words cannot express our sense of loss or our sense of expectation of seeing you again 'just over in the Gloryland'! Well, done, good and faithful servant. Until then…….

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