Mary K. Harmdierks, age 77, of Rapid City, S.D., formally of Storm Lake, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at the Golden Living Center, Prairie Hills in Rapid City, S.D.
Mary Katherine Harmdierks was born May 28, 1932 in Speedway, Ind. to Otto and Nellie Austermiller.
Mary married Arthur (Red) A. Harmdierks on Dec.27, 1951 in Speedway, Ind. After Red returned from the war they moved to Garner, and later Britt, and raised four children. After Red retired in 1986 they moved to Storm Lake, and spent the next five years traveling to Black Hills, Texas and Las Vegas before Red passed away in 1991. Mary and Red loved traveling and camping.
During their 40 years of marriage they raised four children. Their son, Terry Harmdierks lives in Las Vegas, Nev. and has one child. Son, Mark Harmdierks lives in Good Thunder, Minn. and has four children and four grandchildren. Son, Todd Harmdierks lives in Le Mars, at the Good Samaritan nursing home and his wife Bonnie lives in Orange City, and they have six children. Daughter, Sherry Hall lives in Williams, with her husband Dave and has three children.
After retiring in a career in retail Mary moved to Rapid City, S.D. in 2001 where she enjoined nine years in the beautiful Black Hills Country where she called home. Mary had many friends in Rapid City that loved her and that she loved dearly. She attended church at Dove Christian Center in Rapid City where she was very active in Ladies Bible Study and Children's Ministries. She thoroughly enjoyed teaching Bible School and going out to lunch with the ladies. She had deep faith in God and ministered to many people in her lifetime. She was always praying for her family and friends. Mary was known for always looking her best, her many pairs of shoes and being surrounded by beautiful things.
Mary is survived by one daughter, Sherry (Dave) Hall, Williams; and three sons Todd (Bonnie) Harmdierks, Orange City; Mark Harmdierks, Good Thunder, Minn.; Terry Harmdierks, Las Vegas, Nev.; fourteen grandchildren; Nadel, Nikki, Sarah, Tony, Patty, Danielle, Ryan, Katie, Bethany, Benton, Jacob, Nicole, Nathan, Tyler and four great-grandchildren, Hayden, Halena, Isabella and Samantha.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Red in 1991, her parents and sister Karen.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at Dove Christian Center in Rapid City with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D. is in charge of her arrangements. Mary will be buried next to her beloved husband in Storm Lake at a later date. Friends may sign Mary's online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.