Harder, William "Bill"
January 10, 1933 - August 31, 2021
William "Bill" Harder, 88, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, peacefully passed away in his sleep on August 31, 2021. Bill was born to Chester and Florence Harder on January 10, 1933 in Missouri Valley, Iowa where he grew up. After graduating from Missouri Valley High School, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth "Lib" Lytten, on November 9, 1952. Bill and Lib had two beautiful daughters, Deb and Joni, and they were married for over 50 years before Lib passed.
Bill served during the Korean War for the US Army, and after being honorably discharged, he held many positions of employment throughout his life. Bill and Lib spent years traveling, golfing, and going to casinos. He was a collector of all things, priceless and worthless. He loved to entertain (especially the ladies) and never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elizabeth; his brothers, Phillip Harder, Carol "Babe" Harder; and his sister, Maryann Glennie. He is survived by his sister, Linda Dooley (Kenneth) of Missouri Valley, IA; and his sister-in-law, Donna Harder of West Des Moines, IA; his daughters, Debra Gardner (Mike) of Henderson, Nevada and Joni Lowry (Bill) of Cumming, IA; his grandchildren: Scott Gardner (Brandy), Kelli Gardner, Lauren Schmidgall (Cory), Claire Mueller (Jacob); and his great-grandchildren: Taylor West (Michael), Kane Schmidgall, Chase Gardner, Landry Schmidgall, Libby Mieth, Emery, Ethan, and JJ Mueller.
A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to a charity of your choice
HENNESSEY FUNERAL HOME
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Published by Omaha World-Herald on Sep. 4, 2021.