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Ella H. Maron Harness Hardecopf 1904-2003


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/18/2014 at 19:25:55

Ella Hardecopf
Dolliver Funeral services for Ella H. Hardecopf, 98, of Dolliver will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at the Dolliver Methodist Church in Dolliver with Pastor Lynn Roesler officiating. Interment will be held at Lincoln Township Cemetery in Dolliver. She died on Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Fairmont Hospital in Fairmont, Minn.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 6 at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Armstrong.

Ella was born on Sept. 12, 1904 near Armstrong, the daughter of William and Anna (Markgraf) Maron.

In 1922 she married Leonard Harness where they made their home in Dolliver until 1925. Ella then moved to Newton and served as a housewife, washing and ironing for families, she also was a spot welder at the Vernon Co. in Newton during World War II.

She moved back to Dolliver in 1944 and kept house for her father.

She was united in marriage to Albert Hardecopf in 1944 and helped him in his trucking business. Albert died Feb. 16, 1989.

She was a member of Dolliver Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid and Dolliver Legion Auxiliary. For hobbies, she enjoyed fishing, knitting, crafts, and baking. She was also the Grand Marshall for the Dolliver Centennial in 2002.

Ella is survived by one son, Richard (Dick) Harness of Dolliver; two daughters, Sallie Nelson and Betty Clayton both of Dolliver; one sister, Florence Addy of Grimes; one brother-in-law of California; one granddaughter, Erica Wilcox of California and several nieces and nephews.

She has been preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son (4 years old), grandson, daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, six sisters, one brother and five brother-in-laws. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 5, 2003)


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