James E. Hardt James Hardt, 83, of Rock Falls, formerly of Batavia, died April 27, 2019. He was born July 7, 1935, in Bellwood to Fred and Ethel (Klug) Hardt. On June 8, 1957, he married Marianne Litster in Bellwood. Survivors include his wife, Marianne; his daughters, Laurie (Carlos) Coelho of British Columbia, Barbara Hardt of Chicago, and Carol (Luis) Navarro of Chicago; a son, Fred Hardt of Batavia; siblings, Evelyn (Bob) Carson and Bob Hardt; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A gathering will be on Friday, May 3 from 9-11:00 A.M. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Graveside at 2 P.M. Friday, May 3 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice. To share condolences please visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.