Thomas L. Harder, a resident of Fraser, was received into the loving arms of Jesus Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at the age of 72 years.
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Tom was born in Buffalo, New York on September 8, 1946, a son of the late Edwin and Elsie (Neil) Harder. He served his country honorably during the Vietnam War in the U.S.Army Intelligence Division. Tom was united in marriage to his beloved wife, Maureen "Molly" O'Malley on November 28, 1970 in Buffalo, NY. The couple first made their home in West Seneca, NY, Moving to Taylor, MI for 2 years and finally to Fraser in 1973. He was employed for many years with the J.Lewis Cooper Company of Detroit as a import and export Logistic Manager, retiring in 2012. Tom loved golf, baseball as a avid Tiger Fan, football as an avid Buffalo Bill Fan, evangelism and serving shut-ins thru his church. He was a dedicated member of his church and a humble servant to his Lord and Savior. Tom always had a door open to others, was a very honest and honorable person who never compromised his principals. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Tom is survived by his devoted wife, Molly; his loving children, Kimberly (Roger) Edwards, Lynda (Matthew) Spica, Thomas E., and Kerrie (Brandon) Hammonds; his grandchildren, Stephanie, Roger, Brandon, Marcus, Matthew, Michael, Grayson and Ellyanah: his great grandchildren, Luke and Alexis. He is also survived by his brother John (Susie), sisters Deanne, and Linda. He was preceded in death by his twin brother William.
Visitation will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 2pm till 8pm and Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church of Fraser from 10:00am till time of service at 11am.
A committal service will be held at a later date in Great Lakes National Cemetery with full military honors.
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