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In Memory of

Jeannie Lynn Harder

December 3, 1956 - November 28, 2016

Obituary


Jeannie (Burkhart) Harder passed away on the morning of November 28th after a long battle with cancer. Born in Longmont, Colorado, Jeannie grew up in a farming family. She excelled in 4-H activities and her knitting and crocheting projects won many awards at local and state fairs. Growing up, she enjoyed playing the piano and organ for her hometown weekly church services, weddings, and other special events. Jeannie attended Colorado State University where she became a part of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and earned a double major in Business Administration and Computing Systems. In...

Jeannie (Burkhart) Harder passed away on the morning of November 28th after a long battle with cancer. Born in Longmont, Colorado, Jeannie grew up in a farming family. She excelled in 4-H activities and her knitting and crocheting projects won many awards at local and state fairs. Growing up, she enjoyed playing the piano and organ for her hometown weekly church services, weddings, and other special events. Jeannie attended Colorado State University where she became a part of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and earned a double major in Business Administration and Computing Systems. In August of 1979, Jeannie married Bob Harder. They set down roots in Westminster, Colorado where they were blessed to raise three children. Jeannie spent several years working in the IT department of CU Denver and then transitioned into a job with the Colorado DMV Hearings Division, from where she eventually retired.
After receiving an overwhelming amount of love and support during her successive battles with cancer, Jeannie took on volunteer work as a means to "pay it forward" in gratitude for all of those who cared for her. She became very active in programs at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church as well as other organizations within the community. She volunteered at the food bank, was the primary coordinator of the Growing Home project, a member of the Lady Knights of Columbus, and BINGO chairman. Additionally, she worked with the Ovarian Cancer Society, participated in the Relay for Life program, and did one-on-one mentoring with other women going through cancer. Jeannie particularly enjoyed working with those who are homeless through Senior Support Services in downtown Denver. She organized many fundraisers, helped homeless clients with housing, jobs, documentation for social services, and was always willing to lend a friendly ear to listen to someone's life story.
Jeannie Harder spent her life caring for others. She invested her heart in her family, community and her faith. Jeannie was a very dedicated and compassionate wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother. Among many friends and relatives, Jeannie is survived by both of her parents, brother, husband, three children, and one grandchild.
A viewing service for Jeannie will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Northglenn on Monday, December 5th from 5-7pm, followed by a Rosary at 7pm. The funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Tuesday, December 6th at 10:30am, followed by lunch in the parish hall. The burial ceremony will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge on Tuesday, December 6th at 2pm.
If you would like to help with food for the reception, please contact Chris Peckinpaugh at 303-450-9622.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Senior Support Services. Please visit http://www.seniorsupportservices.org/donate.html for more information.





Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery, Thornton, CO.