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Dennis Hardin

January 5, 1950 ~ April 03, 2017

Visitation: April 11, 2017 7:00 to 8:00 PM
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
Service: April 12, 2017 1:30 PM
   Location: Grace Bible Church

Dennis Hardin, 67, of Bozeman, MT, graduated to heaven Monday, April 3, 2017. Dennis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, spiritual advisor and businessman.  He was born Jan. 5, 1950, in Rantoul, Illinois to Frances and Eugene Hardin. He moved to Montana and lived with his grandfather Roxie Gillespie where he continued to hunt and learn to become the greatest of sportsmen.  They enjoyed the great outdoors hunting, fishing and farming.  He graduated from Bozeman Senior High School 1969 and Trinity Bible College in Jamestown, ND.  While there he met the love of his life Gloria Klein.  They married in Gregory, SD in 1972 and moved to Bozeman, MT where he took a pastoral position with the Assemblies of God.

Dennis was a Broker/Realtor for 39 years.  There is not a person that he interacted with that was not touched by Dennis.  He was a pillar of the church, community, and volunteered himself to many organizations, touching people’s lives.  He served as a licensed Real Estate Agent, International Exchangers Association and Member Institute of Business Appraisers.  His Real Estate designations were (GRI), (ABR), (IBA), (CRS), (SFR), (CFA), (CPN) and Real Estate Councilor. He was a State Director:  MAR.  Local Director: GAR, President: Bozeman Marketing Forum, Past President: Big Brothers & Sisters of Bozeman; Past President: of Bozeman Noon, Past School Board Trustee, School District 7, Past Chairman for Gallatin County Republican Party, Former member of Republican State Committee, Founding Member of Gallatin Development Corporation and of the Tobacco Free Gallatin County.  

He was an involved member of the Manhattan Wildlife Association in which he had many great friends.  He loved Hunting, Camping, and Fishing.  Most of all, he was a dedicated family man and doating grandpa.  His family was his life.  Some of his greatest joys in life were spending time with his beloved wife, teaching his children and grandchildren about the wonders of the great outdoors, he spent every chance he had giving them the tools for life and imparting upon them his vast wisdom and knowledge.

He is survived by: his beloved wife, Gloria Hardin (Bozeman); daughter, Christina (Ghassanne) Moutaoukil (Bozeman); son, Daniel Hardin (Bozeman); brothers, Jesse (Dineen) Ross (Livingston) and Jeffery (Danette) Ross (Livingston); sister, Gena (Gary) Turner (UT); step-sister, Mary-Jo Ross (TX), three grandchildren, Troy Hardin, Teariny Norcutt, Vivien Hardin (Bozeman); and so many more wonderful colleagues and friends.  He was proceeded in death by: Roxie Gillispie, Jim and Frances (his mother) Ross and Arnie Hardin (his brother).

Visitation will be held Tues, April 11th at Dokken-Nelson from 7 to 8 p.m. and again Wed, April 12th at Grace Bible Church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wed, April 12th at 1:30 p.m. at Grace Bible Church followed by a reception.  Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  www.dokkennelson.com

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