Terre J. Harff

Services for Terre Jean Harff, 64, of Maine Prairie Township were Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church inKimball with Pastor David Milz officiating.

Interment followed at Maine Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Ende, Paul Germann, Kyle Hinrichs, William Hinrichs, Jason Hoff and Brandon Purdy. Honorary Pallbearers were Jenny Germann, Melissa Purdy and Dara Smith.

Veronica Germann, Gabrielle Becker and Lori Rippentrop provided the music for the service.

Mrs. Harff died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Thursday, June 28, 2012, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Anoka to Gordon and Margie (Matheson) Hinrichs.

She was a 1965 graduate of Osseo High School.

On Nov. 19, 1966, she was married to Ronald A. Harff at First Methodist Church in Osseo.

She worked as a homemaker and farm wife, bank teller, secretary for Farmers Insurance Group, and for the past seven years as a Maine Prairie Township Clerk/Treasurer.

She and Ron moved from the Hanover area to farm in the Watkins/Kimball area in 1969. She participated in Maine Prairie Merry Makers Homemakers Group, 4-H, Young Dairy Farmers Program, Dairy Princess Program, and by supporting her husband in the dairy industry whenever possible.

She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards with friends, playing with her grandchildren, and spending time at their camper in the Battle Lake/Underwood area.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald of Watkins; daughter, Lynn (Jody) Hoff of St. Augusta; son, Brian (Diane) Harff of Watkins; grandchildren, Cassandra, Jason and Andrea Hoff, Morgan Steffens, Logan and Julia Hoff, and Lane and Coltant Harff; great-grandchild, Nevaeh Hoff; siblings, Darlene (Jerry) Germann of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Rick (Lois) Hinrichs of New Richmond, Wis; several nieces and nephews, extended family and very special friends.

Mrs. Harff was preceded in death by her parents, Gorden and Margie Hinrichs; Ron’s parents, Ken and Erna Harff; and Ron’s brother, Roger Harff.

Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Maine Prairie Township for new town hall.

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