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David "Dave" Harden, 66

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David "Dave" Harden, 66, passed away on March 8, from a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

David was born on March 21,1947, in Lafayette, Ind., to Alva and Elizabeth Harden. When he was very young he then moved to Siren, Wis. and went to school there. He joined the U.S. Army in 1966, and was stationed in Germany until 1968. In 1997, he married Diane Raechke, and brought two children to this marriage. He later moved to Ellsworth, and worked at Meyer Industries in Hager City, Wis., for 39 years, and retired in 2011. Upon retirement he worked two years at the Ellsworth golf course.

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David enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his Harley, being with family, friends and his dog, Jack.

David is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Jeff Harden, Red Wing, Minn.; daughter Kris Harden (partner Jess), La Crosse, Wis.; two stepsons, James Sieg (Krystal), Ellsworth, Wis., and Richard Sieg (Bobbi), Spring Valley, Wis., and eight grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; brothers; father-in-law, Ralph Raechke; and mother-in-law Shirley Raechke.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Hill Funeral Home in Ellsworth, Wis., with visitation starting at 11 a.m.

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