Clayton Allen Hardy
Makadewi Gaa Bow “Man in Black”
Clayton Allen Hardy, 59, of Ponemah, MN, died Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Traditional Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Ponemah Community Center in Ponemah, MN with Steve Jackson officiating. A wake will begin at 5:00pm, Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Ponemah Community Center and will continue until the time of the service. Interment will be at Family Burial Grounds in Ponemah, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.
He was born on March 7 1953, in Red Lake, MN, the son of Clarence and Constance Theresa (Johnson) Hardy. He was raised and educated in Ponemah, and attended High School in Red Lake. After graduating he attended the Bemidji VoTech for two years and became a draftsman. He enjoyed woodworking, painting, drawing, and playing dominoes. He loved spending time with friends, family, and his grandchildren. He is survived by: Daughter, Janelle Whitefeather, Grandchildren, Shatasha Hardy, Douglas Buckanaga, Kevin Buckanaga, Shawn May, Sierra May, Arrow Whitefeather, Rider Whitefeather, Kevin Patterson Jr., Karoline Patterson, Patrick Stillday, and Brandy Stillday. Great-Grandchild, Julian Stewart, Siblings, Clifford (Myrna) Hardy, Patricia (Ed Dow) Hardy, Shirley (Gary) Hardy Spears, William (Brenda) Hardy, Numereous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, children Patrick Stillday, Sheila Hardy, Darwin Hardy, Gia Hardy, sister Sharon Hardy, nieces, nephews, grandparents, and uncles.
Active Casketbearers will be: Kevin Buckanaga, Douglas Buckanaga, Kevin Patterson, Descarte Begay, Adrian White, Gary Spears Jr., Kevin Schoenborn, and Cody Loud.
Honorary Casketbearers will be: Carol Martin, Art Cloud, and Paul Nelson.