Elmer Harleen Obituary

Elmer J. Harleen
Elmer J. Harleen
Elmer J. Harleen

December 4, 1924 - March 10, 2004
Born in Luther, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Elmer Junior Harleen, 79, died March 10, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 15 at Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, with burial at Hillsdale Cemetery near Madrid.

Elmer was born December 4, 1924 in Luther, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Bess Harleen. He graduated from Luther High School, attended trade school in Chicago and served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. Elmer farmed near Madrid, where he resided for the last 36 years, and was also a partner with Arvel Drake at Central Television in Des Moines for 30 years. He was a member of Garden Prairie United Church of Christ and the American Legion Post 260 in Slater.

He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Harleen, her partner, Carol Dolan and son, Ben of Somerset, Wisconsin; son, Bill Harleen, his wife, Sandy of Madrid and children, Cristen of California, Melinda of Ames and Brian of Madrid; daughter, Jenny Schmickley and children, Emma and Leah of Marion; and his companion, Lorena Buhrman of Madrid.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14 at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, where family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to his church or American Legion Post 260.




Sundberg - Kirkpatrick
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Sunday, March 14, 2004
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Garden Prairie United Church of Christ
Madrid, IA US
Monday, March 15, 2004
10:30 AM
Hillsdale Cemetery
Madrid, IA US
Monday, March 15, 2004