9/27/2013 11:25:00 AM Former State Rep. Elaine Harder passes away
Former District 22B State Representative Elaine Harder of Jackson passed away Tuesday at St. Anthony Health Care Center in Minneapolis.
Harder served in the Legislature from 1995 until 2004, when she opted to not seek re-election in District 22B.
She attended Mankato State University, earning a degree in education. Prior to her election, she had worked in the insurance industry. She had also served as a Jackson County commissioner before her election to the Legislature.
Harder was a native of Westbrook.
Funeral services for Harder will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Jackson, with burial at the Rosehill Mennonite Cemetery in rural Westbrook.