HARBERTS, Russell 1923-2012
HARBERTS, CASJENS, CARTER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/2/2014 at 10:07:24
Russell John Harberts, 88, of Hudson died Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Affinity House in Waterloo.
He was born May 18, 1923 in Grundy Center, son of Fred D. and Lena (Casjens) Harberts. He married Merelyn L. Carter on August 28, 1945 at Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in Holland, Iowa.
He graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1941 and served in the US Navy at the end of WWII. Following the war, he worked a short time at John Deere and then owned and operated Smith and Harberts Waste Paper Co.; drove a route collecting can milk from farms near Webster City, Sheffield, Ackley and Hampton; was employed with Rath Feeds for 17 years; and drove for UPS in Waverly for 9 years. He then drove school bus for Hudson Community School for 9 years. He was a member of Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: his wife of Hudson; two sons, Bruce of Cedar Falls and Mark (Rose) of Elgin; two daughters, LeeAnn (Don) Gutknecht of Grimes and Jean Polk of Bakersfield, CA; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Rev. Dick Harberts of Cedar Falls and Alfred (Wanda) Harberts of Grundy Center; a sister, Carolyn Harberts of Grundy Center and sister-in-law, Janet Harberts of Grundy Center.
Preceded in death by: a daughter, Rosemary; two brothers, Charles and Floyd; and four sisters, Delia Rust, Cora Slifer, Ruth Ascher and Isabelle Eiklinborg.
Services: 11:00 a.m. Monday at Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls with burial in Colfax Center Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
--Richardson Funeral & Cremation Service (www.richardsonfuneralservice.com)
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