|David A. Harder, 56|
|Written by TRF Times|
Baudette - David Abe Harder, 56, died at Lakewood Health Center, December 24, 2005.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 29, at 10 a.m., at Wabanica Lutheran Church with Rev. Shawn Brandon officiating. Casket bearers include James Allen Barnes, Brandon Baus and Michael J, Christopher, Wesley and Kevin Harder. Interment will be held at Silent City Cemetery in Roosevelt.
David Abe Harder was born to Fredrick I. and Ruth Bernice (Carlson) Harder in Warroad, November 2, 1949. He grew up in the Leona Township area and graduated from Warroad High School in 1967. After graduation, he moved to Detroit, Mich., and worked as a master mechanic and auto-body repair technician. He returned to Northern Minnesota in 1981. He continued to work as a mechanic and auto-body repair person and also operated other businesses. At the time of his death, he owned and operated a septic vac service specializing in septic service and installation.
Dave was married to Dawn Renie Anderson in Las Vegas, Nev., on February 14, 1992 and they settled in Wheeler Township, north of Baudette. Dave enjoyed his family, liked to work, liked to hunt deer, believed in God and was a member of Wabanica Lutheran Church, was ambitious, talented, a very good businessman and enjoyed northern Minnesota. Dave had been having health problems most of 2005 and died at Lakewood Health Care Center December 24.
In addition to Dawn, he is survived by a daughter, Shelley (Rich) Pino of Carlsbad, Calif.; a son, Nick Rantanen of Baudette; two daughters, Katie and Krista, living at home with Dawn; two grandsons; three brothers, Fred (Janice) Harder of Island Lake, Ill., Daniel (Shari) Harder of Warroad, Philip (Clair) Harder of Warroad; three sisters, Karen Barnes, Jeanine (Mark) Engen and Kathleen (Gary) Baus, all of Warroad; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, James Barnes; his maternal and paternal grandparents and many aunts and uncles.