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Terre Harff, 64

Terre Harff died peacefully at her Maine Prairie Township home June 28, 2012, surrounded by her family, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 64.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor David Milz officiating. Burial will follow in Maine Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday, both at the church. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Terre Jean Harff was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Anoka to Gordon and Margie (Matheson) Hinrichs. She was a 1965 graduate of Osseo High School. She married Ronald A. Harff Nov. 19, 1966, at First Methodist Church in Osseo.

Terre worked as a homemaker and farm wife, bank teller, secretary for Farmers Insurance Group, and for the past seven years as the Maine Prairie Township Clerk/Treasurer. Ron and Terre moved in 1969 from the Hanover area to farm in the Watkins/Kimball area. She participated in the Maine Prairie Merry Makers Homemakers Group, 4-H, Young Dairy Farmers Program, Dairy Princess Program, and she supported her husband in the dairy industry whenever possible. Terre also enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards with friends, playing with her grandchildren, and spending time at their camper in the Battle Lake/Underwood area.

Terre was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Margie Hinrichs, Ron's parents Ken and Erna Harff, and Ron's brother Roger Harff.

She is survived by her husband Ronald of Watkins, daughter Lynn (and Jody) Hoff of St. Augusta, son Brian (and Diane) Harff of Watkins; grandchildren Cassandra, Jason and Andrea Hoff, Morgan Steffens, Logan and Julia Hoff, and Lane and Coltant Harff; great-grandchild Nevaeh Hoff; and siblings Darlene (and Jerry) Germann of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Rick (and Lois) Hinrichs of New Richmond, Wis.; several nieces and nephews, extended family, and very special friends.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Ende, Paul Germann, Kyle Hinrichs, William Hinrichs, Jason Hoff, and Brandon Purdy. Honorary pallbearers will be Jenny Germann, Melissa Purdy, and Dara Smith. Music for the service will be provided by Veronica Germann, Gabrielle Becker, and Lori Rippentrop. Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.

Memorials are preferred to St. John's Lutheran Church or Maine Prairie Township for new town hall.