Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Charles Arthur Hardinger, 91 of Butler

Charles Arthur Hardinger, 91 of Butler, Missouri passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Independence Manor in Independence, Missouri. A visitation will be held at Butler Presbyterian Church in Butler, MO from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2023 with funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, MO following the service. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.


Charles was born on February 29, 1932 in Butler, Missouri, the son of Arthur Hardinger and Donna Spears Hardinger.


Charles, or as everyone called him “Charlie” served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, where he was stationed in Maryland at Aberdeen Proving Grounds as a Munitions Sergeant. He then went on to have a son Charles Arthur Hardinger Jr. or “Chuck” that was born in 1956. Charlie worked in Kansas City as a delivery driver for Manor Bakery, an electronics technician for Sears-Roebuck. He was self-employed as an appliance repairman before retiring. He was a very skilled handyman and electrician.


Charlie went on to marry Edna Hollar, the two were married for 50 years when she passed in 2020. He loved Edna with all of his heart. Charlie went on many adventures traveling and campng throughout the U.S. with Edna and Chuck from Pike’s Peak, Cape Canaveral, Niagara Falls, to Washington DC.


You would never hear him speak a bad word about anyone, and he always had a smile for those that he crossed paths with. Charlie was the type of man that was able to find the humor and positive in any situation. Chuck called his dad the kindest and gentlest man that he had ever know. He was just an all around great and loving man.


Charlie had many hobbies and interests such as his golden retriever Hollie, sailing, building sail boats, his 1958 Cushman motorcycle, fixing stuff, camping, and pheasant hunting.


He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Donna Hardinger, wife Edna Hardinger, and brother Sam Hardinger.


Survivors include his son Charles Hardinger Jr. and wife Linda Neff of Milwaukee, WI, grandaughther Hel Hardinger and husband Olyver Blakeway of St. Francis, WI, and nephew Jason Hardinger and wife Jacqueline of Clinton, MO.



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