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Tesha Hardy

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Tesha Hardy age 60 of Zearing, IA formerly of New Hampton died Friday, March 22, 2024 at the Zearing Health Care Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton have been entrusted with Tesha's arrangements.641-394-4334. Tesha was born on May 8, 1963, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to proud parents Edmund Virock and Jan Todd. Growing up around the Houston, MN area, she attended Houston High School, graduating with the class of 1981. Shortly after her graduation, Tesha embarked on a journey of love and commitment, marrying Bret Hardy in 1983 in Las Vegas, NV. From their union, three beloved sons were born, forming the cornerstone of Tesha's life. Despite life's twists and turns, including a later divorce, Tesha remained resilient and determined to carve out a fulfilling path for herself and her family. She was a long time resident of Fredericksburg, where she raised her boys and made lifelong friends. She pursued her passion for business, earning an Associate of Arts degree from NICC in Calmar. Tesha found fulfillment in her work at CUNA Mutual in Waverly, where she formed lasting bonds with her colleagues and found joy in her professional endeavors. Tesha's love knew no bounds, extending generously to her family and friends. She possessed a heart of gold and was always willing to go above and beyond to support and assist those she cared about. Her kindness and compassion touched the lives of many, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her. An avid music enthusiast, Tesha shared her passion with her children, taking them to countless concerts spanning various genres, from country to rock and roll, and even the iconic band KISS. She enthusiastically supported her family members involved in music, always cheering them on from the sidelines. In her leisure time, Tesha found solace in sports, eagerly following her favorite teams, including the St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Vikings, Golden State Warriors, and the LA Dodgers. She was a dedicated fan, never missing a game and relishing the thrill of competition. Additionally, Tesha enjoyed the excitement of NASCAR races, finding joy in the speed and adrenaline of the sport. Tesha Hardy leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering dedication to her family and friends. Though she may no longer be with us in person, her spirit will continue to inspire and uplift those whose lives she touched. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She will always be remembered by her favorite quote "Who loves ya baby?". Tesha is survived by three sons, Zach (Megan) Hardy of Cedar Falls, Mitchel (Tara) Hardy of Denver, IA, Broc Hardy of Waterloo; mother, Jan Nelson of Fredericksburg; eight grandchildren; siblings, Darin Virock of Ottumwa, MN, Stephanie (Fred) Kornett of Ogden, UT, Jason (Pam) Penning of O'Fallon, MO, Jim (Amy) Nelson of Fredericksburg, Paul Nelson of Fredericksburg. She was preceded in death by her father, Edmund Virock and her step-father, Dale Nelson.

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  1. Oh Tesha, always commenting “Party Hardy” brought a smile to my face. We had some great times back in the bowling days. Rest easy pretty lady. ❤️

  2. My deepest sympathy to Tesha’s family ❤️🙏🙏❤️
    Tesha was so kind and enjoyed visiting with my Mother, Earlene Niewoehner, when they both were living in the New Hampton Care Center ❤️

  3. RIP my sister. I’m so sorry life was stolen from you because of that disease. My fondest memories of you started when I was a little girl. You would always take me in your cool car to go eat French dip sandwiches at the bar – the name of that bar escapes me but I thought I was the coolest! You would braid my hair like Princess Leia before school. If there was ever a way you did it that I didn’t like, you’d tell me sternly not to change it – I listened! I loved when you babysat me. And the music you listened to when I was just a kid. As I got older we would play cards, go to stock car races, hockey games, watch live bands, lots of things. We had some great times together. I wish we could’ve had more. I’m so glad you are in peace now…
    Love you

  4. My sincere sympathy to Tesha’s family! With her her sweet smile she was always a joy to visit with. She “fought the good fight”.
    Love and prayers during this difficult time of loss.🙏🩷

  5. So sorry for your loss. Tesha had such a giving heart with a twist of sarcasm mixed in. We had a lot of fun when our kids were young. Now she wil be soaring in heaven with no debilitating disease defining who she is. Rest in peace my sweet Tesha!❤️

  6. My sympathy to Tesha’s family. I remember her great attitude and personality. May she now rest in peace🙏

  7. An amazing warrior of a disease that was inherited. That’s a hard path to endure but Tesha fought it with every ounce of her being. All while keeping her sense of humor-rock n roll Party Hardy Go Blues who loves ya baby- love for life! Her courage and bravery will remain with me until we meet again. Rest in peace, SIL! Sending my condolences to her mom, her boys and their wives, her grandkids and all who knew Tesha. ❤ 😇 ❤🤘❤

  8. I remember all the fun times we had in Jaycee Women and hanging out at the bar. Tesha was always up for a good time. Her 3 boys were the light of her life. She bravely fought her battle with Huntington’s but never let it define her. Rest in peace and let the band play on.

  9. Tesla was a warm friend, loving Mom and she will be missed. I had the privilege of knowing her, had fun times teaching her boys and seeing them all at the library.
    Hugs to her family
    Joan Schultz


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