Saturday, March 24, 2018

Garrett Hardesty
    Keith "Garrett" Hardesty, 50, of Union City, formerly of Fowlerville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home.
    A memorial service was held at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation Services of Union City. Garrett was born in Detroit, MI on August 29, 1967 to Patricia Ann Krigner and Gordon Leroy Hardesty. He attended Howell High School and Cleary Business College. Garrett worked as an auto assembly parts team leader for Ogihara America Corp of Howell from 1987 to 2004. He was most recently employed by the Walmart Distribution Center of Coldwater for the past 14 years.      Garrett was truly one of a kind. To those who knew Garrett, his sense of humor was one thing that would bring a smile or giggle to the people around him. One of the most influential and beloved people during his formative years was his grandfather, Howard T. Hardesty. From him Garrett gained his passion for electronics and his inquisitiveness. In his earlier years, Garrett enjoyed riding dirt bikes and racing motocross. He and his brother Ron spent many adventurous days on their bikes.                       
    As an adult Garrett was a hard and dedicated worker, but certainly enjoyed his free time.  One of his favorite things to do was going on adventures and traveling with his loving partner of 18 years, Beth Ann Raymond. His other interests included following Detroit Tigers baseball, playing guitar, flight simulator gaming, spoiling his kitty cats and just lounging in his man cave. Garrett's most recent prized possession was his Jeep Wrangler; driving it brought out his youthful spirit.                                                             
    Garrett is survived by his life partner, Beth Ann Raymond, step-son, Alex Grohalski; mother, Patricia Krigner; step-father, Terry Krigner; mother-in-law Patsy (Ken) Gould; brother, Ron (Sandie) Hardesty; sister, Kimberly (William) Clinton; half-sister, Tina Hardesty Smith; half-sister, Susie Hardesty; a special aunt, Janice Stephenson; and cousin, Jennifer Ploof; as well as numerous other beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon, in 2016.                                 
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Branch County Humane Society. Please visit to share your condolences and memories with the family.

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