Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lisa Harder was an amazing young woman who wanted more than anything to spread her message of staying positive and trusting the Lord, and that is what she did until her last day on earth.
On a beautiful Sunday morning, November 4th,  2012, Lisa Harder left this world and entered Heaven. She received a new body that was cancer free and will never again feel pain or sadness.
Lisa was a country girl. She grew up playing outside with her 2 brothers and friend Connor, trying her hardest to keep up with them. She rode motorcycles and quads, jumped on the trampoline and shot BB guns, but her favorite thing to do outside was to take care of her many animals and spend time with the neighbors horse Rio.

Lisa touched the hearts of all who knew her thought out her journey with cancer. Her smile and sweet spirit amazed those who took care of her in the hospital, and her determination to fight to beat her cancer baffled the professionals. That determination and positive attitude shined through so much that Lisa was asked several times to speak to the staff and student body at West Salem high school, where she was a Senior this year. Although the cancer caused Lisa to miss much school, she was still very much a part of the class of 2013.  Her classmates showed how much they loved and cared for her by voting her Homecoming Queen last month. Lisa was able to attend the game and be crowned Queen as the TV cameras caught it all!

Lisa is survived by her parents Gordon and Gail Harder and her 2 brothers, Dusty and Kyle. Also, Sister- laws Darci and Audre and very special to Lisa’s heart ,her nephew Cade. Grandparents are Jerry and Neveda Willis and Verdie Harder.

A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held Thursday, November 8th at 3:00 at Salem Alliance Church.


  1. Thank you so much ...What a beautiful tribute to sweet Lisa...God bless you and the family..Love,Linda A

  2. Bless you for continually updating her Blog! It was so nice reading about her and the progress she had made. May God be with you and Lisa's family, she will be missed by many, including teachers throughout her life such as myself.

    L. Nicholas

  3. Praying for the Family Right now! God Bless Family! I cried after reading this. Dear Father Please Take Lisa to Heaven and Help her family and friends. In Jesus Name I Pray Amen.

    Kristi Jorgensen

  4. Is her celebration of life a private or public event?

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