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Official Obituary of

William Mark Harader

April 11, 1939 ~ April 18, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

William Harader Obituary

William M. Harader, age 84 of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center in Lorain, Ohio.   
He was born in Defiance on April 11, 1939 to the late Bernard and Viola (Engel) Harader. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Ayersville High School. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966. On August 17, 1968 he married Barbara Grimes, who survives. 
Bill was a faithful member of New Hope Christian Church in North Ft. Meyers, Florida, and a former member of Defiance Christian Church in Defiance. He was also a member of VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge and NEA (National Education Association). He was a School Bus Driver for Lee County School District for over 22 years until his retirement in 2011. He was an avid fan of Cleveland baseball and in his leisure time he enjoyed fishing.
Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara Harader of Punta Gorda, FL, his daughter, Sherry (Jerry) Wenzel of Cape Coral, FL, his son, Scott Harader of Vermillion, OH, and three grandsons, Jordan Wenzel, Joshua Wenzel and Josiah Harader. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Bradley Harader.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Ayersville Cemetery, with Pastor Mike Hasselbring officiating. Military Graveside Rites will be accorded by VFW Post #3360.
Memorials are suggested to New Hope Christian Church or Defiance Christian Church. 

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Graveside Service
May 4, 2023

11:00 AM
Ayersville Cemetery
Fruit Ridge Road and Schindler Road
Ayersville, OH 43512


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