Arlene J. Hardin 86, of Oakland, IA, formerly of North Platte passed away April 3, 2019 at the Oakland
Manor in Oakland, IA.
Arlene was born in Blair, NE on October 10, 1932 to Albert and Mabel (Larson) Curtis. She moved to Brady where she graduated from Brady HS in 1950 and married her husband Conrad Hardin in 1951. Arlene moved to North Platte from Hershey after the death of her husband in 1963. She raised her five children in North Platte and earned a Nursing degree at Mid plains Community College. She worked at Linden Manor in North Platte until 1977 when she moved to Cheyenne, WY to pursue her Nursing career at the VA Hospital. After retiring from the VA, Arlene returned to North Platte to enjoy her retirement with family and longtime friends. In 2014 she was moved to Iowa due to her failing health and to be closer to her daughter.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Albert & Mabel Curtis of Brady; her husband, Conrad and one son, Kyle.
Arlene is survived by her son, Mike (Kim) Hardin of Sacramento, CA.; daughters, Coral (Jim), Gail (Steve) Lopez of North Platte, and Connie (Bob) Jepsen of Council Bluffs, IA.;12 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren.
Her witty sense of humor will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019 at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Daniel Ramsey officiating. Visitation will be noon – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.