Wayne “Indian” Harder

ST. GEORGE – Wayne “Indian” Harder, 65, of St. George died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home in St. George.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 27, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm with Father Anthony Hesse officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 in the St. George Catholic Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-11 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service, followed by the rosary, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, both at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for his family go to www.mvfh.org.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Susan T. Harder of New Ulm; mother, Velma I. Schweiss of New Ulm; daughters, Theresa M. Harder, Tammy L. Harder of New Ulm; grandchildren, Jeva Harder, Koby Harder, Megan Harder; sisters, Sonja (Tom) Leske of New Ulm, Sharon (Ron) Frederickson of Hanska; brother, Steven (Clara) Harder of St. Peter; sisters-in-law, Jane Walsh (Bob Hertling) of New Ulm, Janet (Raymond) Seifert of New Ulm, Cheryl Broich of Hopkins; brothers-in-law, Russell (Kathy) Broich of Omaha, Nebraska, Gregory (Deb) Broich of White Bear Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayland Harder.

Wayne David Harder was born on September 6, 1948 in Sleepy Eye to Wayland and Velma (Hale) Harder. On August 10, 1974, Wayne was united in marriage to Susan Theresa Broich at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Wayne served during the Vietnam War with the United States Army, 101st Airborne Infantry. After his honorable discharge, he worked construction as well as for Forster Welding and Superior Block. Wayne loved the outdoors and spending time in the woods. He enjoyed wild flowers and natures beauty. He also loved cooking, butchering, grilling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with animals. Wayne was a jack of all trades and a master of masonry. He enjoyed sharing stories and memories but especially loved spending time with his family. Wayne was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.


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