Lawrence Harksen


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Posted Online: Feb. 22, 2013, 7:19 pm
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Funeral services for Lawrence "Larry" H. Harksen, 87, of Moline, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Harksen died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Larry was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Durant, the son of Harry and Katherine Griebel Harksen. He was a graduate of DeWitt Public High School, class of 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He married Marian Sutterman Feb. 24, 1968, in Bettendorf.
He had owned and operated Larry's Standard Service, DeWitt, for many years and retired from Iowa Illinois Riverside Generating Plant, Riverdale, in 1990. He was active in the DeWitt Jaycees and the Moline American Legion. He enjoyed playing over-50 slow pitch softball.
Survivors include his wife, Marian Harksen, Moline; daughters, Katherine (Dan) Hoeper, Blue Grass, Nancy (Dan) Wilson, Alexander, Ark., and Patricia (Carl) Colson, Davenport; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Buss, Paso Robles, Calif.; brother, Wayne (Margaret) Harksen, Follets, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, LaVern Harksen.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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