Elden Harder, 92, of Redwood Falls died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Center in Redwood Falls. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church today from noon until 2 p.m.

The family prefers memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com.

 

Elden Harder, 92, of Redwood Falls died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Center in Redwood Falls. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church today from noon until 2 p.m. The family prefers memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com. Elden Edgar Harder, the son of Emil and Lena (Schroeder) Harder, was born February 6, 1919 in Eden Township, Brown County. He was raised on the family farm in rural Morgan and received his formal education at the nearby country school. On August 24, 1941, Elden married Violet Hendrickson in Redwood Falls, and the couple made their home on the farm in rural Morgan. In 1978, they relocated to rural Danube. Elden farmed and milked dairy cows for more than 40 years. Upon his retirement from farming in 1988, the couple moved into Redwood Falls where they have resided since.  Elden was a member of First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls where he served as a greeter. He was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Morgan where he served as an usher. Farming and the dairy cows occupied much of Elden’s time, but he also enjoyed tinkering with motors, fishing and camping. He is survived by his wife Violet of Redwood Falls; daughter Janice Schmidt of Winthrop; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Elden was preceded in death by one brother, three sister, and one great-grandson. Blessed be his memory.