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HARNACK, Orville Joseph --- 1916-1995


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Date: 6/4/2011 at 21:05:13

Orville Joseph Harnack, son of Louis and Mary (Schroeder) Harnack, was born October 1, 1916 near Postville, Iowa. He died Thursday, June 29, 1995 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon, Iowa. He was 78 years old.

He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1916 by Pastor E. Schmidt and confirmed there in 1929 by Pastor E. T. Finck. Orville received his education at the Empire School and the Postville High School.

On February 7, 1953, he was married to Helen R. Nuthman at Chicago, Ill. The couple moved to Postville in 1954. Helen died in 1957. On April 8, 1981 Orville was married to Helen M. Adam, near Postville, Iowa. Helen died in 1990.

Orville had been employed by the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Pollick and Schrien Circus, Burlington Truck Lines in Chicago, Meyer's Plumbing and Heating in Postville and the City of Postville. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, and a brother, Harlan Harnack, who died in 1990.

Surviving are two brothers, Merlin Harnack and his wife, LaVila of Postville, Milo Harnack and his wife, Barbara, of Marathon, Iowa; a sister-in-law Frances Harnack of Postville; a stepdaughter, Jean Ann Davison and her husband, Rick of Cedar Rapids; two stepsons, Neil Adam and his wife, Norma, of Downers Grove, Ill. and Walter Adam of Oklahoma City, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1, 1995 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. The Rev. Charles W. Miller officiated with Joan Martins serving as organist. Casket bearers were Clifford and Donna Harnack, Marlin and Delores Harnack, Judy Harnack and Marjorie Harnack. The Schutte Funeral Service of Postville was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Postville Cemetery.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.


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