Funeral services were held on Dec. 26 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Jud Stover officiating. Burial was in the Primghar Cemetery in Primghar.
Loran was born on Sept. 24, 1912 near Primghar to Hal and Barbara (Nimberger) Hardin. He attended school in Primghar, and on Aug. 31, 1940 married Laura Schueder, who preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1978. On Sept. 20, 1980, Loran married Elsie Westphal in Cherokee. Loran lived and farmed in the same area near Primghar all of his life. In 1970 he retired and moved to the town of Primghar, where he resided until 1980, when he moved to Larrabee. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, and traveling with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Laura; two brothers, Roy and Westin Hardin; and a sister, Evelyn Armbrust.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie; two daughters, Shelia Van Der Sloot and her husband, Harold, of Sibley and Helene Handeland and her husband, Gary, of Fountain, Colo.; a son, Lawrence Hardin and his wife, Gaylene, of Archer; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.