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3110 Airport Rd, Temple, TX

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Peter den Harder

August 25, 1955July 30, 2020

Peter den Harder, 64, passed away on July 30, 2020, with his wife Cora den Harder, by his side at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas Peter was born on August 25, 1955, in ‘s-Gravenzande, The Netherlands, to Cornelis and Martha den Harder. He married Cora van der Ende on April 14, 1978. They moved to Temple, Texas in 1980 with Lely Industries of The Netherlands. He worked as a Plant Manager for Materials Transportation Company for the last 38 years. He loved God, his family, and soccer. He faithfully attended First Presbyterian Church and later, Temple Bible Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and had a passion for the game of soccer. For 50 years, he was an active soccer player, coach and referee. Peter also was a committed leader at Bible Study Fellowship and Community Bible Study. Peter is survived by his devoted wife, Cora; three sisters: Mari, Lidy and Conny and their spouses, and his brother Rene; his sons and their spouses: Edwin and Sarah, Casper and Maggie, Gideon and Mallory, and Tobin; four grandchildren: Nathaniel, Rebekah, Ruth and Lydia, and a large extended family in the Netherlands. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelis and Martha, and his sons, Vincent and John. A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps---Proverbs 16:9 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to communitybiblestudy.org/donate. Service will be held virtually on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at 9:00 A.M.

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Melissa (Simcik) Frei

August 7, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that your family is in my thoughts & prayers. I will never forget the whole family coming out to Cen-Tex Nursery & enjoyed watching the boys play in the shade house! Peter is hugely responsible for the soccer program in Temple, which my kids loved participating in when they were younger - for that we are all grateful.

Marjorie Ferrill

August 4, 2020

My sincerest sympathy, Cora, to you and your family. May our loving God wrap His arms around you and bring you comfort and peace.

Chris Ng

August 4, 2020

Peter's smile will be sorely missed by the soccer community.
Rest in peace.

Chris Ng

August 4, 2020

Peter's smile will be sorely missed by the soccer community.
Rest in pease.

Dan and Anne Reed

August 4, 2020

Been praying for Peter and all of the family through this difficult time. Remembering all the good times shared together at First Presbyterian.

Molly Stewart

August 4, 2020

Cora, I was so sorry to hear about Peter. In all the time I've known you it was clear to see the love you had for your husband and family. I know that God's grace and love will be your foundation during this very difficult time. Just know that Peter will always be with you, every time you think of him, his smile, his laugh......

Ron Davis

August 4, 2020

No greater friend. A most unforgetable person, who will be missed by everyone. Anytime the Netherlands plays soccer, I will think of Peter and his Orange jersey.

John (Jack) P. Eberts

August 4, 2020

Rest in Peace . You are in our prayers Cora and sons.

Bill and Lisa O’Dwyer

August 3, 2020

We are so saddened by the news of Peter’s passing. He was such a kind caring person who cared more for others (family) than himself. Lisa and I always will cherish the times Peter came to Dallas Cup to rendezvous with his cohorts from the Netherlands. Great times and even better memories. God bless you Cora and the boys for your loss but be comforted in knowing he is now where we all, as believers, want to be. We love you guys!!

Cindy Steentjes

August 3, 2020

We are going to miss him very much! A sweet happy uncle! When he came to the Netherlands he always made time for the family! We had hoped to experience this often! Strength to everyone who loved him !! ❤️ Rest in peace dear Uncle💙⚽️

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