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Family and friends say goodbye to Iowa native


Family and friends gathered in Waterloo Monday for the funeral of 31-year-old Lori Lewis Hardin.

The Hudson native died after a propane explosion near a Marine Corps housing unit in California. Her husband was stationed at the nearby Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. Services were at Ascension Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Hardin graduated from UNI. She returned to Hudson with her two sons, ages two and four, while her husband was deployed last year. 

Family members say that the ceiling of Hardin's bedroom collapsed on top of her following the explosion on February 3rd.  Her husband and children were on the opposite side of the home and survived the blast.  Two neighbors were seriously injured and several homes were damaged.  

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