Jan. 14, 1942-July 20, 2014
Harlan David Lewis, 72, of Delano, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Harlan was born to
Clayton and Mildred (Olson) Lewis on January 14, 1942 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from high school and was married in Detroit Lakes. Harlan was in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korean serving in army security. He was honorably discharged on June 1, 1963. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Moorhead State
University and also attended Hennepin Tech, where he received a degree in automated technology.
Harlan was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds and squirrels. Another hobby included woodworking and making canes and walking sticks.
Harlan was very active in his community; over the years he served with: Boy Scouts of America (40 year membership), Delano American Legion Post,
Delano Lions Club, Delano Community Advisory Board, CERT, Delano Schools, Delano Dream Team II/Downtown Task Force, Advisory Board member for Delano Commons, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Best of 12 Wagon Trains, as well as other Chamber of Commerce activities.
Harlan was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Mildred Lewis.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane; children Siiri (Mike) Burmeister and Brad (Jane) Lewis; grandchildren Tyler, Kelsey and Meghan Burmeister; and sister Mae Riviera.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, continuing from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church, prior to services.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25 at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.