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Alan F. Butch Harder
1937 - 2013
Alan F. "Butch" Harder, 76, formerly of Kenosha, late of St. Germain, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Cloverland, Wis.
Born in Christie, Wis., on Oct. 21, 1937, he was the youngest son of the late Henry and Elsie (Hediger) Harder. He was educated and graduated from Neillsville High School and moved to Kenosha in 1959.
Alan served in the United States Navy from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1958.
In July of 1960, he married Karen Neuman in Neillsville, Wis. They later divorced.
Alan was employed as an industrial blacksmith with the American Motors/Chrysler Corporation and in 1989 retired to St. Germain, Wis.
He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed woodworking, cabinet making and building cribbage boards. He also enjoyed bowling and golfing.
Survivors include his three daughters, Lisa (Michael Koontz) Voltz of Kenosha, Deanna (Greg) Futch of Pleasant Prairie and Jenni (Jon) Skovronski of Paddock Lake; three brothers, Henry (Peg) Harder of Manitowoc, Bennie (Betty) Harder of South Beloit and Rene (Anita) Harder of Greenwood, Wis.; four grandchildren, Daniel (Jenna) Rice, Nicholas (Alyssa) Rice, Alexander (Bernice) Gutierrez and Karen (Danny Minor) Gutierrez; and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Thomas Gutierrez, Jr. and Brother Hans Harder.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Proko Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held on Sunday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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Proko Funeral Home
5111 60th St. Kenosha, WI 53144
Published online at KenoshaNews.com from Dec. 22 to Dec. 27, 2013