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Howard Glen Harder

September 21, 1932 — June 8, 2022

Howard Glen Harder Howard Harder, of Kimberly, Idaho passed away June 8,2022 at the age of 89 with his wife of 52 years and his sons by his side. He was born September 21, 1932, at a farm home in Deep Creek, West of Buhl, to Carl Harder and Verna Schultz Harder. He attended grade school at Deep Creek for eight years and graduated from Buhl High School in 1950. He was active in Future Farmers, receiving his American Farmer’s degree, and was state president in 1950 Howard had registered Guernsey cattle. He showed in many county fairs and in open class at the National Guernsey show in Waterloo, Iowa, and at the National Dairy Show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, winning Grand National Showman in both shows. He married Letha Wilson in 1951 and had three sons. They were later divorced. In 1970, he married Gloria Keppner of Challis who was the light of his life. He bragged about them never having had a bad argument in their married life. Howard was a dairyman and a diversified farmer, including all row crops. He raised fish for the hatchery and feeder cattle. He was on the Board of Directors for Dairyman Creamery Inc. at Caldwell. And served on the State Dairy Commission Board. In the 1970s, he raised dairy heifers and exported to Mexico and sent Springer heifers to California. He built a new dairy barn and milked up to 600 head. Howard enjoyed hunting and fishing with special friends, John and Bud Hill and his three sons. He was an avid bowler and loved golf. Howard and Gloria were good partners in work and play. In 1981, they purchased their property in Pine. In 1989, they took out a large tree cut of lodgepole pine at Stanley. Howard would saw down the trees and Gloria would strip the logs. Howard was good with the chainsaw and loves to work in the timber on their 40. In 2001 Howard retired, designed, and built their retirement home North of Kimberly. Howard was proud of his grandfather, H. F. Harder being one of the first in Twin Falls in 1904. He had the first bakery and grocery in Twin Falls. Six generations have and still live in the Magic Valley. Howard and Gloria enjoyed traveling all 50 states, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Maritime Provinces, and many countries in Europe. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Willard and two nephews. He is survived by his wife Gloria, and three sons John, Mel (Ruth), and Ted (Jackie). Three grandsons, six granddaughters, and eight great-grandchildren. Howard had a special friend, Molly; his border collie and wishes that any memorial be made to the Twin Falls Animal Shelter. Visitation for Howard will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 5 to 7 PM at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home 2551 Kimberly Rd., Twin Falls. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 11 AM at the Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls Idaho. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls. Those wishing to share memories and condolences may do so on Howard’s memorial webpage at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com. To View Howard's Video Memories Click This Link: https://youtu.be/uA1u3ClaKLk To View Howard's Funeral Service, Click This Link: https://youtu.be/gNkZs0j3cZQ
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