Mark Allen Harder, age 64, passed away on Friday afternoon, November 12, 2021, at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was a resident of Nineveh, Indiana.
He was born January 2, 1957, in Greenfield, to his parents, Theodore “Ted” and Dorothy A. (Clifton) Harder.
Mark was a 1975 graduate of Brown County High School and went on to proudly serve in the United States Navy as an Electrical Mechanical Equipment Repairman.
He was the proud owner and operator of Harder Construction, building docks, decks, and boathouses alongside his son, Ryan. Prior to starting his business, Mark painted cars in the 1980s. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors by mushroom hunting, camping, deer hunting, canoeing and kayaking. Mark also enjoyed the annual family tradition of salmon fishing on the Betsie River in Michigan.
When he wasn’t outside, he loved listening to Rock ’n Roll and enjoyed the classics of the 70s and 80s, especially the Beatles and Rolling Stones. He enjoyed driving his convertibles and taking care of his cats, Jazzy, Inky, Cloudy, and Patch. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He will be missed by his daughter, Cassie Harder, of Nineveh; grandchildren, Hailey, Austin, Audrey, Kayla, and Isabel; siblings, Karen Harder, of Edinburgh; Linda Boyer and husband Jeff, of Nineveh; sister-in-law, Diana Harder, of Nineveh; Uncles Neil Harder, of Bargersville; and Stanley Clifton, of Washington; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mark was recently preceded in death by his son, Ryan Harder, on October 6, 2021. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Harder; and brothers-in-law, Joey Alexander and James “Jim” Wooton.
A Celebration of their lives for both Mark and his son, Ryan, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20th, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street, in Morgantown.
Friends may call from 12:00 Noon until the service at the funeral home. Military Rites will be presented by the Brown County Honor Guard and the United States Navy.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mark to the Brown County Humane Society, P.O. Box 746, Nashville, Indiana 47448.