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As Interra Credit Union celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, it also celebrates an 80-year member, Harriet Kruse, the longest tenured living member. In many ways, the credit union and Harriet have grown up together.

Harriet Bainter was born on Jan. 15, 1932, during the Great Depression and about the same time Edward Filene was in Goshen, Ind., talking to a group of township Farm Bureau members and Farm Bureau Co-op about starting a credit union. A month later, on Feb. 23, six men and one woman deposited $19.50 to obtain the charter for Elkhart County Farm Bureau Credit Union. Burnette Berkey, Harriet’s uncle and a co-op employee, was one of them.

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