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HARNACK, Harlan Henry --- 1919-1994


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Date: 6/5/2011 at 10:58:11

Harlan Harnack

Harlan Henry Harnack, son of Louis and Mary (Schroeder) Harnack, was born July 30, 1919 near Postville, Iowa. He died Thursday, September 15, 1994 in Veterans Memorial Hospital at Waukon, Iowa. He was 75 years old.

Harlan was baptized in St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1919 and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1934. Harlan received his education at the Empire School and the Postville School.

On January 11, 1939, he was married to Frances Thorton. Three children were born to this union.

Harlan spent his entire life farming around the Castalia and Postville areas. he was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served two terms on the church council. He was particularly proud of the church's roses. He was also active in the Bloomfield Junior Farmers 4-H, a director of the Big Four Fair, Castalia KEWS, Bloomfield Historical group, and the Postville S. C. Potluck.

Harlan was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Patricia Harnack, and two sisters-in-law, Helen Graham Harnack and Helen Adams Harnack.

Surviving is his wife, Frances, two sons, Clifford Harnack and his wife Donna of Postville, Marlin and his wife Delores of Prairie du Chien, Wisc., a daughter, Judy Harnack of Postville, five grandchildren, Renee and her husband Richard Gunderson, Laurie Harnack, Thomas Harnack, Susan and her husband John Schwietert, William Harnack and five great grandchildren, Carrie and Tricia Gunderson, and Zackery, Meranda and Alesha Harnack. He is also survived by three brothers, Orville Harnack, Merlin Harnack and his wife Lavila, all of Postville, and Milo Harnack and his wife Barbara and daughter Marjorie of Marathon, Iowa, along with two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Hinman of McGregor and Mrs. Daisy Livingood of Waukon.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 17, 1994 in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Postville. The Rev. Charles W. Miller officiated. Marion Schutte was the organist and Kenneth Timmerman was the soloist. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Szabo, Ray Suckow, Lyle Zieman, Daryl Sander, Jack Dibble and Merlin Harnack. Casket bearers were Laurie Harnack, William Harnack, Thomas Harnack, Stuart Schultz, Rick and Renee Gunderson, John and Susan Schwietert. 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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