Joanne Arlene Harder

Turner, Michigan formerly of Bonita, California
April 15, 1937 - June 21, 2020

Obituary Notice

Joanne Arlene Harder, age 83, of Twining, Michigan formerly of Bonita, California passed away peacefully June 21, 2020 at her home.

Joanne was born April 15, 1937 in Flint, Michigan to the late Howard and Geneva (Church) Clifford. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and spent her career as a teacher. Joanne married Delton Barry Harder on December 28, 1985 surrounded by their family and friends by a bonfire in the woods.

Joanne is survived by her children, Mark (Jane) Fall and John “Randy” (Rachel) Fall; grandchildren, James and Caroline Fall; brother, Wayne Clifford; step children, Carol (Edward) Salita and Christopher Harder; step grandchildren, Christopher and Joey Harder and Brandon and Dylan Salita; special friends, Fran (Red) Nickell. In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Delton Barry Harder in 2019.

According to Joanne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life may be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at


This beautiful woman was my student teaching guide and mentor. I truly enjoyed that time with her. I am saddened for her family.
— Lorraine Siegrist
I will miss my dear friend, Joney. We had been friends since our Wesley Foundation times at MSU. I was so surprised to have to see this on TV. Would like to get in touch with family. Blessings to them.
— Ele Hunt

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