Donald E. Harder
Donald E. Harder
OOSTBURG, Wis. — Donald Edward Harder, 101, of Oostburg passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. A memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held noon Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church of Oostburg, with Rev. Brian Jacobson officiating.
Relatives and friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. to time of service at noon Monday, Feb. 17, at First Presbyterian Church in Oostburg.
Don was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Edward and Alma (Meschke) Harder. He was a graduate of Fairmont High School.
On April 7, 1943, Donald married Phyllis Hinrichsen in San Antonio, Texas. They enjoyed 74 years of marriage together.
Donald was employed for 35 years at Fairmont Railway Motors as a pattern maker until his retirement in 1972.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Oostburg.
He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America, having achieved the rank of Beaver.
Don was proud to have served his country during WWII in the U.S. Air Force flying 31 bomber missions in a B24 over occupied Europe as a radio operator/gunner.
He was extremely handy in woodworking, and enjoyed sports, hunting and golf. Don especially cherished the many wonderful relationships he had with many people throughout his life.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Janee (Paul) McCallum; three grandchildren, Mark (Tina) Hall, Scott (Angela) Hall and Matt (Dannyel) Hall; five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Blake, Justin, Rehn and Carsyn; daughter-in-law, Joni Harder; two sisters, Wanda Anderson and Joann Montgomery; and a brother, Richard Harder.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Alma; dear wife, Phyllis; and son, Douglas Harder. Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Harder family with arrangements.
A memorial fund is being established in his name for First Presbyterian Church of Oostburg.
For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfh. com