Marvel Harder

Marvel Harder

1943 - 2021

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Marvel Ernie "Butch" Harder was born on October 6, 1943 in Sleepy Eye, MN to Ernie and Arline (Speckman) Harder. He grew up and attended school in Sleepy Eye. Butch enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War. After his retirement from the Army he moved back to Sleepy Eye. He helped farm his family's farm and lived south of Sleepy Eye until his marriage to Brenda Tennis in 1994 when they moved to town. Butch retired from farming after his mother's death in 2004. Butch worked a variety of welding jobs for Haala Industries and Wayne's Inc. in Morgan. Butch loved taking trips with his family every summer. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Harder of Sleepy Eye, 3 step-children, Teri Woody of Fairmont, MN, Les (Katy) Woody of Alexandria, Tracey Zeig of Sleepy Eye, 11 step-grandchildren, 4 great step-grandchildren, sister, Shirley (Gary) Wendinger, brothers-in-law, Dean Fenske and Eugene (Karen) Tennis, sisters-in-law, Mary Austrum, Mary Tennis, Deb Jensen, Susan Miller, Shawn Renwick and Bernie (Deb) Tennis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Arline Harder, sister, Mavis Fenske, sister-in-law, Alice Tennis, brothers-in-law, Gerald Tennis and Mark Jensen, mother-in-law, Grace Tennis and father and step-mother, Bernard and Lois Tennis.
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Wednesday
5
January

Visitation 1

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel
301 - 3rd Ave. S.W.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
5
January

Service Information

1:00 pm
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel
301 - 3rd Ave. S.W.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Home Cemetery
700 St. Mary's St. N.E.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States