THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marian M. Harder
Issue Date: January 3, 2019
Marian M. (Kirsch) Harder, 87, of Pulaski, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Bellin Memorial Hospital after a brief illness, with family by her side.
Born Jan. 5, 1931, in Gillett, to the late Paul and Mathilda (Miller) Kirsch, she graduated from Gillett High School in 1948.
On Oct. 18, 1953, she married Chester Pusick and they lived in Milwaukee for five years before moving to Oconto Falls where she worked as a nursing assistant and later ward-clerk and EMT for Community Memorial Hospital. He preceded her death on June 27, 1980 after 33 years of marriage.
She then married Spencer Harder on March 29, 1986 and lived in Spooner, where she enjoyed living on the lake and appreciated the the nature and wildlife there. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1998 after 12 years of marriage.
She loved traveling in their motorhome and visiting new places and enjoyed gardening, knitting and sewing, but especially loved her step-children and grand-children.
In 2008, she moved to Pulaski, where she treasured time with family, especially enjoyed long seasonal drives, Sunday porch time at her daughter's, watching the animals run the yard and watching the birds and flowers that were in bloom. With a strong faith, she relied on God throughout her life with her greatest hope, that her children and grand-children will join her in Heaven someday. She will be remembered as a loving person to all and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by three children, Larry (Lois) Puzic, Eagan, Mn. and Cheryl (Rick) Haag and Gary (Rebecca) Pusick, both of Sobieski; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother and sister-in-law, Elmer (Alice) Kirsch; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends and a large step-family.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Edna (Reginald) Reinhold.
Gathering of family and friends will be held at New Life Community Church, 6258 Crest Drive, Pulaski on Saturday, January 5 from 10 a.m. until time of a funeral service at noon. Pastor Bob Wied will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls.