Hardy “Joe” Bronson, 63, of Des Moines, Iowa died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from the Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the Morton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.
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Hardy Eugene Bronson, the son of Gene and Elizabeth “Liz” Bronson, was born February 7, 1950 in Marshall. He grew up in Redwood Falls and received his formal education in Redwood Falls schools. Joe enjoyed golf and pool in his spare time and was a big fan of Minnesota sports teams. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 98 and the International Association of Stage Hands and Theatrics, Union Local #67.
Joe is survived by his son Zachary (Rachael) Bronson of Joplin, Missouri; his daughter Tori Bronson of West Des Moines, Iowa; and his grandson and best friend, Nolan Bronson. He is also survived by his sisters Mary (Gary) Taylor of California, Jean (Larry) Wog of Pennsylvania, and Shelly of Minnesota; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Liz and Gene Bronson, and his sister Judy Roper.
Joe was loved by all. Friends and family will truly miss him.