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HARPER, Robert L. 1932-2006


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/17/2011 at 12:13:31

Robert L. Harper, 74, of New Hartford, died of mantle cell lymphoma on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.

Robert was born May 18, 1932 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, the son of Lyle H. and Clara (Klopp) Harper. Robert married Marlene Bailey on January 13, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a graduate of Iowa Falls High School and farmed near Iowa Falls and New Hartford, Iowa. Robert also owned and operated a trucking company and was a member of New Hartford United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene, of New Hartford; two sons, Michael (Barb) Harper of New Hartford and Jack (Karolyn) Harper of Prairie City, Iowa; a daughter, Karen (Jerry) Nielsen of Dike; eight grandchildren, Shelley Horak, Amy Jo (Shane) Warnke, Matthew (Alicia) Harper, Kandice Harper, Chad Harper, Daniel Nielsen, Nick Nielsen and Katie Nielsen; five great grandchildren, Adam Warnke, Grace, Wil and Nile Horak, and Ruby Harper; a sister-in-law, Amy Bailey of Hiawassee, Georgia, and five nephews, David (Joanne) Beall, John Beall, Richard (Jody) Waggoner, Mark Waggoner and Andrew (Carrie) Waggoner.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kristi Gibbs and a sister, Joan Beall.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, December 16, 2006, at New Hartford United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 58:00 pm Friday at the church. Interment will be at Fairfield Township Cemetery, near New Hartford. A memorial fund will be established.


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