Doris Mae Harter

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December 29, 1933 ~ January 8, 2018

Doris M. Harter, 84, Sioux Falls, died Monday, January 8, 2018, surrounded by her family, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial Services will be 10:30am, Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Hilltop United Methodist Church, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Inurnment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Doris Mae Recker was born on December 29, 1933 at home in Miranda, SD to Henry and Elmina (Moul) Recker. She graduated from Faulkton High School in 1953 and attended business college in Rapid City, SD. Doris worked at the Faulk County Courthouse in the Auditors office following graduation. All though a majority of her life was spent as a homemaker she was employed outside of the home as her children grew, working in the dietary department of McKennan Hospital, the fabric department of Wal-Mart in Peru, Il, Hardees on East 10th Street in Sioux Falls and as a teacher’s aide at Cleveland Elementary School.

On March 29, 1959 she married George Harter in Faulkton, SD. They lived in Aberdeen, SD their first year of marriage. In 1960, they moved to Sioux Falls. The remained residents of Sioux Falls except for one year, in the late 1960’s when they lived in Faulkton, SD and in the early 90’s when they moved to Peru, Illinois for five and a half years. While living in Peru, Doris attended Illinois Valley Community College and worked at Walmart. They spent several winters in Chandler and Apache Junction, Arizona.

Doris was known for her homemade caramel rolls and loved making and sharing Christmas candy every year. She also was a fabulous seamstress and baked and decorated gorgeous cakes. Doris also enjoyed listening to music, coffee time with friends and dancing with George.

Doris will be deeply missed by her husband three children; Bob (Lynn) Harter, Beth (Mark) Honerman and Cindy (Cary) Crawford; two grandchildren, Seth (Sarah) Honerman and Jason Honerman; and one great-grandchild, Robyn Honerman.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Elmina Recker; two brothers, Robert (Emy) Recker, and Harold Recker.

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4 Responses to “Doris Mae Harter”

  • Greg Thomas:

    Bob, sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Prayers to you and your family!

  • Mike & Joyce Hagemann:

    George & Family,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Mike & Joyce Hagemann

  • Jon Genier:

    My condolences to the Harter family for their loss. May the promise found at John 11:25 give them some comfort and hope.

  • Dear Uncle George and Family.

    I am so sorry to hear of Doris passing. My thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to you.

    From a small little girl, I can remember how awesome Doris was in the kitchen! She seemed happiest bringing out her cakes, cookies, candy and whatever else she made to share with us all.

    Cherish the memories. We will always remember her fun filled Spirit.

    Kit Carlson

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