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October 02, 2013
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Elaine Rupp Harder
Memorial service was held for Elaine Rupp Harder Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Mountain Lake, MN. Burial was held at Rosehill Mennonite Cemetery, Westbrook, MN.
Elaine was born December 27, 1947 in Windom, MN, daughter of Russell and Eunice (Haas) Rupp. She graduated from Storden High School in 1966 and later graduated from Mankato State University. She was united in marriage to Ronald Harder on July 17, 1970 at the Grace Lutheran Church,Westbrook. After marriage, they moved to Jackson. She had been a Home Economics Teacher in St. James and Lakefield, had a radio show for Windom Radio, columnist for Purple Circle magazine, office manager for Harder Livestock, a sales person for the Livewire Printing Company, an Extension Agent for the Cottonwood County, insurance agent for Harder and Associates Insurance Company, a 5 term State Representative for District 22B in the Minnesota House and a freelance Public Relationship agent for the Farmer's Co-op for their 100 Anniversary. Elaine moved to the Chandler Complex in 2011 in Minneapolis, where she passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 28 days.
Elaine was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Westbrook and later became a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Jackson, where she had been on the Church Council for many years. She was a member of the Jackson Kiwanis, the Sanford Hospital Board, and Chamber of Commerce. She was a very active member of the Republican Party and had been a founding member of the Beta Clovia Sorority while going to school in Mankato.
Survivors include her children, Graydon (Lisa) Harder, Minneapolis, MN, Nicole (Ivan) Luk, Fresno, CA; grandson, Edward Harder; siblings, Murl (Mary) Rupp, Westbrook, MN, Cecilie (Roger) Teerink, Worthington, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
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