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Former Livingston County Sheriff passes away

Charlie Hards

A former Livingston County Sheriff has passed away.

Charles Ralph Hards died Saturday at his home in Tecumseh with his family by his side. Hart’s, who was born in Hartland Township in 1933, was 88.

Hards was the Livingston County Sheriff from 1968 until his upset defeat in 1980 to Dennis DeBurton.

He his survived by his wife of 24 years, Norma, and four children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren

According to his obituary, Hards was a member of the Hamburg Rod and Gun Club and the Moose in Ypsilanti. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, loved fixing things around the house and doing mechanical work.

In accordance to his wishes cremation has taken place and no services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice and Parkinson’s Foundation. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes.


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