Death of Corrine Harrer, former missionary in South Africa

Death of Corrine Harrer, former missionary in South Africa

It is with great sadness that Global Ministries has learned that Corrine Marie (Nordquest) Harrer died at age 86 on Friday, May 22, 2009, after a brief illness.

Corrine was born September 10, 1922, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of Clara and Harmon Nordquest. She was a graduate of Harbor High School and Schoffer College in Cleveland.

Corrine served as a missionary to South Africa, appointed by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions (ACBFM), for five years. Upon returning to the United States, she worked as a librarian at the Congregational Church Library in Boston, at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Library, and at the Yale Divinity School Library until retirement. On July 27, 1984, she married John A. Harrer.

She was a member of the Second Congregational Church in Ashtabula. Throughout her life, she supported charitable work focused on feeding the hungry, such as Bread for the World and the Heifer Project.

Survivors include a sister, Juanita Rhinehart; brother, Harland Nordquest; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her brothers, Leslie and Richard Nordquest;

A memorial service will be held at a later date, in Waverly, Ohio. Corrine donated her body to the Ohio State University Medical School.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Corinne’s brother, Mr. Harland K. Nordquest, 1733 W. 7th St., Ashtabula, OH   44004-2878.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Congregational Church, 319 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH   44004.