John B. Harder

John B. Harder Abilene, Kansas

John B. Harder
82, passed away Saturday, January 16th, in Salina. He was born November 19, 1933 in Wichita, the son of Jacob B. and Mary L. (Kenny) Harder. Growing up in the area, John attended local schools. He had been employed in the oil fields around El Dorado early in life. On May 21, 1955 John married Thelma Dickson in Newton. Most all of their married life has been spent in Abilene. He was a Marine Corps Veteran. John had also been employed as a delivery man by Pepsi. In 1959 he began as foreman at Abilene Concrete, eventually becoming a partner and retiring in 1995. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting and fishing, golf, darts, playing pitch and canoeing. John was preceded in death by a son, John D. Harder and a great-grandson, Justin D. Harder.
Survived by: Wife Thelma Harder Abilene
Daughter Cindy (Ron) Kahmeyer Topeka
Son Kelley (Brigette) Harder Woodbine
6 Grandchildren
5 Great-grandchildren
3 Sisters Marjorie Krigbaum Connell, WA
Laura Trout White Salmon, WA
Cathy Linson Colorado City, TX
Brother Paul Harder Newton
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, January 22nd, at the Danner Funeral Home with Rev. Stan Norman officiating. Interment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 – 6:30 PM Thursday, January 21st, a the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 6410

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