Colleen Hardie

Colleen Hardie, 86,
passed away on Wednesday,
January 19, 2022,
in Redfield, SD. She
was born (Shirley Colleen
Michels) to Pearl
(Yada) and Joe Michels
on January 10, 1936,
on the family farm NW
of Rockham. She was
the third of four children
and enjoyed many
gatherings of family and
friends. She was active
in the Methodist Church,
played trombone in the
band, played softball and
attended 4-H meetings,
going to the State Fair
in Huron with projects.
There were always dances
to attend in Rockham,
Zell, Miranda, and later,
After graduating from
Redfield High School in
1953, Colleen attended
Northern State College
for one year and then
taught at country schools
near Miranda and Rockham.
In 1955, Colleen married
Jim Jungwirth who
was in the U.S.A.F. and
their first location was
Fort Worth, TX. Then, after
two years in Chicago,
IL they moved to Phoenix,
AZ and then to California,
Oklahoma, Texas,
and back to California. They had five children:
Laurie and Joe (both born
in Chicago), Jeff (born in
Phoenix), Gregory (born
in Phoenix and lived one
day) and Angie (born in
Oklahoma City).
In 1974, Colleen and
Jim divorced, and she
with her four children
and family dog, Chubsy,
returned to Redfield to
enjoy life with relatives
and new friends. In 1980,
Colleen married Keith
Hardie, who was widowed
and had two sons,
Bob and Greg. Colleen
worked at the James
Valley Nursing Home in
the office, as a hostess at
the Supper Club and then
at the Post Office for 20
Colleen and Keith traveled
to Las Vegas several
times and to many states,
visiting their kids and
families. Their vacations
included attending
high school and college
sporting events and graduations
of the grandchildren.
One memorable trip
was to Washington D.C.
with her sister Joyce and
Joyce’s husband, Red
Wittenhagen. A special
overseas trip included
Colleen, Joyce and her
two girlfriends traveling
to England, Amsterdam, Germany and cruising the
Rhine River.
Colleen and Keith both
enjoyed playing cards
(pinochle, whist, bridge,
pitch) and hosted many
gatherings of friends and
family through the years.
Colleen also enjoyed
organizing and playing
pinochle at Leo’s Good
Food with her many
Her one great sorrow
was the loss of her son
Jeff’s lovely wife, Julie
(Dangel), who died of
breast cancer and was
survived by their two
young children, Chris and
Colleen has seven
grandchildren: Travis and
Tyler Duncan (Laurie,
married to Steve Duncan);
Justin and Briana
Jungwirth (Joe, married
to Karen Lawrence);
Chris and Amanda Jungwirth
(Jeff Jungwirth);
and Alana Lambert
(Angie Lambert). She
has one great-grandson,
Freddie Tomlinson (Briana
Jungwirth) and two
stepsons, Bob (married
to Colleen Donohue)
and Greg Hardie and his
two children, Jacob and
JoAnna Hardie.
Colleen was preceded
in death by her parents, Pearl and Joe Michels,
son Gregory Jungwirth,
daughter-in-law Julie
(Dangel) Jungwirth
and her brother, Roger
Colleen often said, even
on her last day, “I have
had a wonderful life.”
She will rest at the Rockham
Cemetery and her
Celebration of Life will
be held at 12 noon on
Saturday, July 2, 2022, at
Leo’s Good Food in Redfield.
All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, the
family respectfully prefers
memorial donations
to the Family Crisis Center
and Tri-County Good
Samaritan Center Food
Pantry, both in Redfield.
Arrangements have been
entrusted to Hyke Funeral
Home in Redfield.