Thomas Edward Harder age 89, of Shoals, passed away at his residence on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born in Lost River Township on February 13, 1929 to Edward “Jack” and Anna (Mann) Harder. He married Clara Ann Ervin on February 13, 1954 at the Crossroads Lutheran Church.
He was a 1947 Graduate of the Shoals High School, was employed by US Gypsum and NAD Crane, retiring in 1990 after 28 years as a supervisor and was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. He was Past Commander of the Shoals American Legion, a member of the Shoals V.F.W. and the Shoals Eagles.
Survivors include his wife Clara Ann, one son, Doug Harder of Shoals; three daughters, Clara Lee Harder of Indianapolis, Cathy Harder of Michiana Shores, Kimberly Harder of Shoals; grandchildren, Eric and Chad Shaw, D.J. Harder and Waylon Thomas Harder; five great-grandchildren, Maggie, Gracie, Carson, Kenley, Kyra Ann Shaw; and one brother, Bill Harder of Tennessee.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Cheryl Lynn Stiles; three brothers, Howard, Karl and Edgar Harder; two sisters, Lillian Wininger and Christian Harder.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.
The arrangements are entrusted to the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.