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(June 29, 1935 - April 20, 2012)
Richard Harter, 76, of Highmore, South Dakota, died April 20, 2012, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, surrounded by family and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.
The eldest of four siblings, Mr. Harter was born June 29, 1935, in Hyde County, South Dakota, the son of Morris and Vera “June” (Hanson) Harter. He attended grade school at North Eagle Township country school, graduated from Highmore High School in 1952, and obtained his BS degree in mathematics from South Dakota State University in 1965. From 1954-1957, Mr. Harter served in the U.S. Marine Corps in a ground air support unit working with missile tracking radar/analog computer systems.
As a mathematician, Mr. Harter’s professional career was spent in computer programming, first as a numerical analyst and then as a software tools entrepreneur. His other interests included writing, acting, riding horses, playing volleyball, gardening, collecting, reading books, creating “Richard Harter’s World” (home.tiac.net/~cri/), and being a founding member of the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).