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HARRENSTEIN, Edwin H. 1921-1992


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/15/2016 at 18:39:09

E. Harrenstein Services Held

Edwin H. Harrenstein was born July 27, 1921 in Colfax Township, Grundy County, the son of Ben and Elsie (Oswald) Harrenstein. He passed away Sunday, February 16 at his home in Grundy Center having attained the age of 70 years, 6 months, and 20 days.

Edwin was educated in rural schools and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army from December 1942 until January 1946, serving in the European Theater.

He was united in marriage to Kathryn Weseman on November 15, 1946 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center.

Ed and his family moved to Dike in 1952 where Ed was employed as custodian of the Dike Schools for 22 years. He was active in American Legion Post #471, was a member of the Methodist Church, and served as a volunteer fireman in Dike for 20 years.

In 1977 Ed moved to Grundy Center where he was employed at Western Dressing. In Grundy Center, he was a member of the Methodist Church and American Legion Post #349. He retired in 1983.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Bert and Alvin and by 16 half-brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife Kathryn; daughter, Sheryl Harrenstein of Waterloo; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Ora) Meyer of Reinbeck, and Mrs. K. C. (Elsie) Kruger of Holland; sister-in-law, Grace Harrenstein of Grundy Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 19 at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor D. Ward Young officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Sealman, Paul Sealman, Eldon Kruger, Dean Harrenstein, Norman Boike and Herluf Prostine. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center, with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post #349, AmVets 17 of Grundy Center, and Post #471 of Dike.

Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 February 1992, pg 3


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