OBITUARY

Kenneth Eugene Harder II

October 5, 1936January 21, 2023
Obituary of Kenneth Eugene Harder II
Kenneth Harder II, age 86 of DeWitt, passed away with his family by his side on January 21, 2023. He was born in Grand Rapids on October 5, 1936 to Kenneth and Vera Agnes (Johnson) Harder. Ken was an employee of Schafer’s Bakery until his retirement. He loved to camp, snowmobile, travel in his motor home and enjoyed fishing with his father-in-law and also hunting with his brothers-in-law. Ken liked to work on cars and paint cars. His daughter, Judy, worked on the cars with him. She enjoyed learning and getting her hands dirty. He made sure his children could change a tire and check oil before they could take their cars out to drive. Ken was predeceased by his grandparents who raised him, Daniel and Flora Johnson; parents; and his only granddaughter, Gabriella Lara. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy (Stephenson) Harder; children, Judy (David) Hunt, Ken III, Dee (Jay) Lara; and grandson, Jason (Hannah) Lara. He is also survived by brothers, Ron (Kathy), Doug (Cheryl), Bruce (Cherie), and Brian (Ruth); and sister, Vicki Kik. Funeral service will be held Saturday (February 4, 2023) at 11 a.m. at Gorsline Runciman DeWitt Chapel, 205 E. Washington St. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Kenneth will be laid to rest in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society or the Michigan Heart Association would be appreciated. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grdewitt.com for the Harder family.

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Services

Friday, February 03, 2023

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E. Washington St. DeWitt, Michigan
Friday, February 03, 2023

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E. Washington St. DeWitt, Michigan
Saturday, February 04, 2023

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E. Washington St. DeWitt, Michigan
Saturday, February 04, 2023

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E. Washington St. DeWitt, Michigan
Saturday, February 04, 2023

Graveside Service

12:00 pm

North Eagle Cemetery

12300 S. Grange Rd. Eagle, Michigan