Delton Barry Harder
December 11, 1937 - September 3, 2019
Visitation for Delton will take place 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 15 West Maple Ridge Road, Twining, Michigan.
Buresh Funeral Home, 15 West Maple Ridge Road, Twining, Michigan 48766
A memorial celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 15 West Maple Ridge Road, Twining, Michigan. Pastor Gary L. Gillings will officiate with military honors by the Hale Area Honor Guard.
Delton Barry Harder, age 81, of Turner, Michigan passed away Tuesday morning, September 3, 2019 at his home.
Delton was born December 11, 1937 in Comins, Michigan to the late Claude and Caroline (nee Bushman) Harder. He graduated from Whittemore Prescott High School in 1955. After graduation, Delton went to Michigan State University earning a BA degree in Social Science with a teaching certificate. He then joined the Air Force after which he taught for the Department of Defense in Germany, England, and Spain while earning his Master’s Degree along the way. When he returned to the states, he was a long-haul trucker. Delton enjoyed travel, books and anything automotive.
Delton is survived by his loving wife, the former Joanne Arlene Clifford whom he married on December 28, 1985 surrounded by family and close friends in the woods beside a bonfire. Delton leaves children, Carol (Edward) Salita, Christopher Harder, Mark (Jane) Fall, John “Randy” (Rachel) Fall; six grandchildren, Christopher and Joey Harder, Brandon and Dylan Salita, James and Caroline Fall; sisters, June Hinkley and Doris Jensen; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Delton was preceded in death by sisters, Shirley Bennett and Velma Emiy.
According to Delton’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 15 West Maple Ridge Road, Twining, Michigan 48766. Pastor Gary L. Gillings will officiate and military honors will be rendered at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of choice in memory of Delton. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Charity of Choice in memory of Delton