Date of Death
February 24, 2013
Place of Death
Three Rivers, Michigan
A memorial service will be held at 11:00a.m.on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Three Rivers Bible Church; 220 N. Erie St; Three Rivers, MI 49093, with Pastor Jay Bailey officiating.
Interment of cremains will be held in Riverside Cemetery, with Military Honors under the auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170 to follow.
Warren Lavern Harder, age 83, of Three Rivers, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on in Three Rivers, MI. on May 13, 1929 the son of the late, Charles L. and Grace (White-Dieffenderfer) Harder.
Mr. Harder has been a life time member of Three Rivers. After graduating from high school, Warren served his country honorably in the U.S. Army between 1950 and 1952 stationed in Germany. When he returned home Warren began work at Eddy Paper Co. later Weyerhauser for 16 years before moving to Armstrong International Machine Works for 34 years before his retirement in 1995 after battling cancer.
Mr. Harder has been a long time member of the Three Rivers Bible Church. He loved “Big Band” music and Harmony Feast in downtown Three Rivers. He also had a great love for Ham Radio and has a big collection of cards from his contacts around the world.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Elwood Dieffenderfer; sisters, Joyce (Harry) Mansberger, Marion “Mary” Scott (Jim) Higgins; step-sister, Alma Jones; sister-in-law, Joyce Harder.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife, Shirley Ann (Stryker) Harder, of Three Rivers, whom he married May 7, 1962 in Angola, IN.; three children, Deborah Klett, Clifton E. (Sally) Harder, and Bryan L. Harder; grandchildren, Craig (Katie) Klett and Elizabeth (T.J.) Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Audrey Rose, Hunter James and Tyson Thomas; brother, Willie L. Harder (Betty Welsh); mother-in-law, Kathryn Stryker; sister-in-laws, Dorothy (Lee) Swartort, Vonda (Richard) Bowerman, Jeanette Mercer;step-brother, George Dieffenderfer; several nieces and nephews and many special friends he made at Armstrongs during his years there.
Memorials may be donated to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the Three Rivers Bible Church. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral home in care of Warrens arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com . A facebook page in Warren’s memory has also been set up titled Warren Harder Memorial.