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Eugenia Harding Oct. 31, 1920 - July 16, 2009

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WILLMAR --Eugenia Erebelle Harding, 88, of Bloomington, formerly of rural Kandiyohi, died Thursday.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday United Methodist Church in Willmar. Private burial will be at the Oak Park Cemetery in Kandiyohi Township.

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Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of Minnesota.

She was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Ashkum, Ill., to Marquis and Nellie (Bradford) Heindselman. She graduated from Walnut Grove High School and the University of Minnesota with a degree in home economics.

She married Charles Harding on June 27, 1943, in St. Paul. She worked in California in a war plant and then attended UCLA to be an occupational therapist to work with war veterans. They moved to a farm south of Kandiyohi following the war in 1946. She taught home economics at Atwater from 1955 to 1959 and then went to work at Willmar State Hospital as an occupational therapist. She retired from the Willmar Regional Treatment Center in 1985. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Willmar where she was active in women's groups and the mission team. She was on the Willmar Food Shelf board, worked with Amigos de Cristo, volunteered at Bethesda Nursing Homes and with the Tripolis Lutheran quilters and was a member of Tripolis Home Extension.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith (and William) Ploetz of Minneapolis, two granddaughters, siblings Irene Baker of Springdale, Ark., and Verle Heindselman of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband; infant daughter: Anita; four infant siblings; and two sisters.

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