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Kathleen Adele Hardy

March 28, 1951 – November 17, 2021

Kathleen Hardy
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"Kathy will truly be missed. I had the pleasure and honor of knowing her through the Minnesota Sinfonia. When she stood up and sang with..."
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Obituary for Kathleen Adele Hardy


A Celebration of the Life of Kathleen Hardy will take place when friends and family can gather safely. 


Hardy, Kathleen A, died suddenly on Nov 16, 2021 at age 70. She was born March 28, 1951, the second of two children of Nathaniel and Bernice Hardy, in St. Paul.

Kathy was a wife, sister, actress and singer.

She graduated from St. Paul Central and Macalester, and received her Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota. Kathy held several key positions over her working career. She began at the University of Minnesota, then to Minnegasco and lastly, St. Paul Companies.

As a singer and actress, Kathy performed in countless venues across the Twin Cities. She performed in public school programs with the Minnesota Sinfonia, bringing music and storytelling to thousands of children over the past 20 years. Schedules for the fall/winter term had just begun.   

She appeared in over 50 plays from college until her last, Red Hot and Cole, in 2019. She performed in productions ranging from South Pacific to Hamlet and served several terms on the board at Theater in the Round.

Kathy was active in social groups from book and bridge clubs to theater friends and musicians, high school and college classmates, friends from her time at St. Paul Companies as well as neighbors and family.

She loved to travel, specializing in solar eclipses and annual trips to Hawaii.

Kathy will be missed by all who knew her. 

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Bernice and Nathaniel Hardy and survived by husband Robert Salter and brother Thomas Hardy.