David J. Harder
1944 - 2021
Cedarvale Funeral Home & Cemetery
200 Minorca Rd
Hot Springs Village, AR
Harder, David J.

February 28, 1944 - October 7, 2021

David J. Harder, 77, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2021 with his wife Doris by his side. Dave was born in Omaha, NE on February 28, 1944 to Dale and Marion Harder. He was the oldest of four children raised on the family farm in Gretna, NE. Dave served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman on a submarine. Following his service, he worked in the computer manufacturing industry. After retiring from financial services he and Doris moved to Hot Springs Village in 2004. He graduated with a degree in business from Bellevue University.

Dave had many interests in life including fishing, a Christmas tree farm, Corvettes, woodworking, golf and poker. Cornerstones in his life were Faith, honesty and trustworthiness. If asked, what would you like your legacy to be...Kindness was always his answer.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Doris; son, Jeffrey (Rebecca); daughter, Jill Strong (Bill); grandsons, Jameson and Danny Strong; brother, Jim (Suzie); sisters, Nancy Vogt and Diana (Craig) Shaffer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross or Resurrection Lutheran Church, Gretna, NE. SERVICES will be held October 22 at 11am Resurrection Lutheran Church, Gretna, NE. Arrangements entrusted with CedarVale Funeral Home of Hot Springs Village, AR. www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com

Published by Omaha World-Herald on Oct. 20, 2021.
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Dear Doris, family and friends of David´s; on behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at David´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow "Bubblehead" leaves on Eternal Patrol. We are grateful for David´s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our "Brother-of-the-Phin" we say, "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas." Thank you for your service to our country. Doris ... may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV Rev. Ray Fritz National Chaplain USSVI.
Chaplain Ray Fritz, USSVI
October 25, 2021
Prayers to your family
Robert Green
October 21, 2021
Doris and family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Dave. He certainly enjoyed his life and family. May all of the beautiful memories you made with him help you through this painful time.
Sandi Boswell Gable
October 20, 2021
Doris and family so sorry for your loss. Will keep all of you in my prayers during this difficult time of loss for all of you.
Shirley (Root) Robb
October 20, 2021
I was sorry to learn of Dave´s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Doris, and family at this most difficult time. It´s not easy losing someone who has been a part of your life for so long. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Kathy Washburn
October 20, 2021
Thank you for your military service
Marc S
October 20, 2021
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