Louis Roscoe Hardesty, 88, of Durand, IL died at 4:54 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Mercy Health Hospital.\r\n\r\nBorn February 8, 1929 in Lemmon, South Dakota, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie James and Violet Alice (Barone) Hardesty. He married the former Phyllis Brown in Rockford, IL on December 3, 1958. He was employed as a fork lift driver for Ameroc. Louis was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean Conflict.\r\n\r\nSurvivors include his son Scott Hardesty; step daughter Cynthia (Lamar) Deuel; step sons Ronald (Rhonda) Sisley and Thomas (Louise) Sisley and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Susan, three sisters and one brother.\r\n\r\nCremation rites will be accorded with final resting place to be in Laona Township Cemetery.