Mark Allen Harder, age 64 passed away Friday afternoon, November 12, 2021 at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was a resident of Nineveh.
Mark was born January 2, 1957, in Greenfield, to his parents the late Theodore "Ted" and Dorothy A. (Clifton) Harder. He was a 1975 graduate of Brown County High School and went on to proudly serve in the United States Navy as an Electrical Mechanical Equipment Repairman.
Mark was the proud owner and operator of Harder Construction, building docks, decks and boathouses alongside his son, Ryan. Prior to starting his business, Mark painted cars in the 1980’s. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors by mushroom hunting, camping, deer hunting, canoeing and kayaking. Mark also enjoyed the annual family tradition of salmon fishing on the Betsie River in Michigan.
When he wasn’t outside, he loved listening to Rock’n’Roll and enjoyed the classics of the 70’s & 80’s, especially the Beatles and Rolling Stones. He enjoyed driving his convertibles and taking care of his cats Jazzy, Inky, Cloudy and Patch. Mark loved cooking, grilling and making up new recipes, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He will be missed by his daughter Cassie Harder of Nineveh; grandchildren: Hailey, Austin, Audrey, Kayla and Isabel; siblings: Karen Harder of Edinburgh, Linda (Jeff) Boyer of Nineveh and sister-in-law Diana Harder of Nineveh; Uncles Neil Harder of Bargersville and Stanley Clifton of Washington as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mark was recently preceded in death by his son, Ryan Harder, on October 6, 2021. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Dorothy; brother Larry Harder; and brothers-in-law Joey Alexander and James “Jim” Wooton.
A Celebration of Their Lives Service for both Mark and his son Ryan will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 20th at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Military rights will be presented by the Brown County Honor Guard and the United States Navy.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mark to the Brown County Humane Society: P.O. Box 746 Nashville, Indiana 47448.
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