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Milo Harnack

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Milo Harnack, 86, of Remsen, died peacefully at his home in Remsen on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.

Milo was born July 22, 1925, at rural Remsen, the son of Herbert and Anna (Kohlmeier) Harnack. Milo was raised on a farm south of Remsen and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1942. He worked for the family business, Harnack Shelling, throughout the years.

On Sept. 12, 1946 he married Kathleen Minten in Alton. The couple then farmed south of Remsen until her death on Sept. 1, 1957.

On Jan. 23, 1960, he married Kathleen Bergin in Remsen. The couple farmed near Remsen. They farmed until 1974 when they moved into Remsen.

Milo also worked as a truck driver, construction worker and welder over the years.

Kathleen died Dec. 28, 1997.

Milo was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters.

Milo loved fishing, bowling and woodworking, particularly making toys and gifts for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his son, Mark of Remsen; two daughters and their husbands, Noreen and Steve Linney, of Eden Prairie, Minn., Colleen and Ron Groepper, of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter-in-law, Pam Harnack, of Lone Tree; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Pat Harnack of Remsen, Marilee and Bob Elliott of Richfield, Minn., Emily Schroeder of Marcus; two brothers-in-law, Don and Mary Minten of Alton, Myron and Nancy Minten of Beckville, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roger; one daughter, Suzanne; and his brother, Clayton.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating and the Rev. Tim Johnson concelebrating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be any time after 2 p.m. today (Thursday). There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary, all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

Casket bearers will be: John Hodgen, Chris Feller, Steve Stodden, Scott Groepper, Paul Bergin and Mike Jorgensen.

Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.