Marilyn E. Harder, 70, Jasper

Marilyn E. Harder, 70, Jasper, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Huntingburg on Aug. 31, 1942, to Lenis and Willa (Hoffman) Kieffner. She married Fredrick Harder on Sept. 4, 1962, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Haysville.

Surviving are her husband, Fredrick Harder; one son, Jon Harder and wife Tammy of Indianapolis; two daughters, Teresa Harder of Jasper and Sara Schwartz of Stendal; her mother, Willa E. Kieffner of Jasper; two brothers, Duane and Gene Kieffner of Haysville; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Harder was a homemaker and was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness in 1978. She served as a full-time minister for Jehovah’s Witnesses for 12 years. She enjoyed birds and flowers.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Jasper. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at Haysville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Becher & Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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