Donald Warren Harter

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Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street
Vancouver, WA

July 29, 1919-February 21, 2011
"He loved God and his family."

Donald Warren Harter died peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning. He had been very active until a fall in November fractured his spine. He was born July 29, 1919 to Gus Harter and Ollie Muilenberg in McCook, Nebraska. The depression forced his family to move out West; he graduated from Vancouver High School in 1937.
Don served his country faithfully during WW II in the European Campaign in Italy.
He then entered into the sales and servicing of radio and television. He worked for Hunter Radio and TV in Portland for nine years, and then for Rollie's TV in Vancouver for 28 years becoming the full owner the last eight years.
In 1977, Don and Melba moved to the Vancouver First Church of God where they were involved in music, teaching, serving on numerous committees and ministering in foreign countries including Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. From the age of 17 until his death, Don's faith in God never wavered and he served God faithfully for his entire life.
Don is survived by daughters, Marlene Grentzer (John), Patti Martinson (Rick), Colleen McGary (Patrick); and son, Rodney Harter (Debbie); nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Edith Harter; father and mother; brother, Robert Stanley Harter; sister, Evalue Carrell; and granddaughter, Ericka Kittleson.
Private interment will be at Memory Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Vancouver First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98665 (360) 574-1611.
Donations may be made to First Church of God, Missions Program.
Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 24, 2011
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