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Hargens, Arden Lowell (1940 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/25/2022 at 13:45:01

Name of deceased: Arden Lowell Hargens

Aged: 81 yrs, 11 mo, 1 day

Residence: Harlan, IA

Born: April 10, 1940; Carroll County, Iowa

Died: March 11, 2022; location not provided

Funeral services: Friday, March 18, 2022; Fresh Encounter, Harlan, IA; burial was in the Manning Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Daughters, Melodie (spouse, Duane) Boell of Manilla, IA, Jamie Hanson (fiancÚ, Randy Berg) of Westside, IA, Julie (spouse, Mark) Smith of Durant, OK, Jill (spouse, Darin) Ferry of Portsmouth, IA, and Jodi Hargens of Council Bluffs, IA; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marlene (spouse, Leo) Zimmerman of Griswold, IA, Lila (spouse, Dennis) Forke of Fairfax, IA, and Lori (spouse, Darrell) Voege of Grand Island, NE; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Louie John Peter Hargens and Elsie Catherine Sophia Sinow; wife, Gloria (deceased 2016); sister, Marion Bartelson; brothers, Alan and Jerry Hargens

Education: Attended his first year of public school in Manning, IA until his family moved to a farm west of Manning; there, he completed country school through Grade 8 and received an Iowa high school admission certificate from Crawford County Country School #8 in May 1955, but choose to stay home and help his father on the family farm.

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Gloria Jean Lahr; May 1, 1959; Omaha, Douglas County, NE

Employment: Worked several jobs over time: while living in Vail, IA, he volunteered for the fire department and was a bulldozer operator for Bill Blair; for the majority of his employment, he worked in packing plants for IBP, Dubuque Packing and Farmland Foods. He retired in 2005 after 35 years of cutting meat.

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting and fishing; was always tinkering on something that needed welding and enjoyed scrapping iron and hauling loads of scrap metal to Quandt Auto salvage for extra cash for his family; NASCAR was a favorite past time and Dale Earnhardt his favorite driver; played Bingo and enjoyed the casinos. With Gloria, they loved to travel to Texas and to go bowling on local team leagues; loved to go to auctions which led to collecting model cars; puzzles; was an avid gardener and enjoyed bird watching; loved country music, watching movies and TV.

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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