PAUL K. HARDY, 96 of Decorah, died Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2014, at Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah. Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at First United Methodist Church in Decorah, with Rev. John Caldwell officiating. Visitation is after 10 a.m. Thursday, one hour before services, at First United Methodist Church. Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Paul is survived by his wife, Jean, of Decorah; his children: William (Terry) Hardy of Verona, Wis., Jane Hardy of Decorah and Philip (Marcia) Hardy of Decorah; his sister, Virginia (Doug) Neville of Ladysmith, Wis.; his grandchildren: Lynne Hardy, Kim (Leo Silva) Hardy, Kristen (Gerry Ambrose) Hardy, Adam Hardy, Josh Hardy and Rachel (Ryan) Gray; his great-grandchildren: Jared Hardy, Kayla (Jerad) Ruth and Jackson Hardy; and his great-great-grandson, Finn Ruth. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Decorah Public Library, 202 Winnebago Street, Decorah, IA 52101. Online condolences may be made at