James E. "Jim" Hardin, 73, of West Hempfield Township, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019. He was the husband of Iris E. Schmidt Hardin with whom he celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on August 20, 2018. He was born in Kansas City, MO, son of the late Harry and Marie McGowan Hardin. Jim worked as a computer programmer for High Steel Structures for more than 40 years. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Vietnam Conflict, and was very proud of the Combat Infantry Badge that he received. He was a life member of the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society; was an avid pilot; enjoyed working on his computer; and helping everyone. Jim loved his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife, his father-in-law: Hans Schmidt, Columbia. Two sisters-in-law: Monika Edwards, Lancaster; and Diane Schmidt, Memphis, TN. Three nephews: Shannon, Christian, and Trevor Edwards. One niece: Kelsey Groff.
The Memorial Service will be held at Wayside Presbyterian Church, 600 Stony Battery Road, Landisville on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Stephen P. Fritz, officiating. Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Visitation from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society, ATTN: Martin Oelklaus, PO Box 3258, Independence, MO 64055. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.