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Harry L Engelhardt
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1921
Death: Aug. 19, 2012

Funeral services for Harry L. Engelhardt will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Chester United Lutheran Church in Chester, Iowa, with the Rev Dan Christensen officiating. Burial will be at the Chester Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church one hour prior to the service.

Harry L. Engelhardt, age 91, formerly of Chester, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at the Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa.

Harry Loyed Engelhardt was born January 20, 1921 near Lime Springs, Iowa, in Howard County to Mary and Art Engelhardt. He grew up on a farm with his eight brothers and two sisters. Harry attended country school along with his siblings and neighbor kids. Harry completed eight years of schooling and then stayed home to help out on the farm. Harry's father died in the early '40s and Harry took the responsibility of helping his mother and his siblings on the family farm. On Nov. 18, 1942, Harry married Sophia Brink in Wykoff, Minn. To this union, two sons, Larry and Jeffrey, and one daughter, Cheryl, were born. Harry and Sophia farmed in the Chester area as well as helping his mother with the home place.

Along with farming, Harry drove school bus for the Howard-Winnesheik School District for more than 20 years.

Harry always enjoyed music and taught himself how to play the harmonica, banjo and accordion. Harry did not read the music; he played everything by ear and knew more than 108 songs. Harry was a great caregiver. He took care of his wife for several years after she became homebound. He still continued to do everything they had always enjoyed to do. Harry did all the cooking, cleaning and laundry as well as having a big vegetable and flower garden. He even did all the canning of the vegetables that he grew. Harry also enjoyed antique furniture and had refurbished many pieces. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed his community and being a member of the United Lutheran Church in Chester.

Harry is survived by his children, Larry Engelhardt of Caledonia, Minn., Cheryl Nagel of Lake City, Minn., and Jeff and wife Kaye Engelhardt of Charles City, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters; Ione Meyer of Lime Springs, Iowa, and Marge (Gene) Granahan of Bell View, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on June 17, 2007, a son-in-law, Gary Nagel, a daughter-in-law, Pat Engelhardt and 8 brothers.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur F W Engelhardt (1884 - 1942)
  Mary E Oleson Engelhardt (1890 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Sophia Margret Brink Engelhardt (1924 - 2007)
 
 Siblings:
  Myron O Engelhardt (1906 - 1988)*
  Delmer D. Engelhardt (1907 - 1995)*
  Abner J Engelhardt (1909 - 1996)*
  Leo Engelhardt (1912 - 1974)*
  Howard Raymond Engelhardt (1918 - 1995)*
  Harry L Engelhardt (1921 - 2012)
  Carl Arthur Engelhardt (1924 - 2010)*
  Arthur John Engelhardt (1928 - 2007)*
  Orville O Engelhardt (1930 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chester Hill Cemetery
Chester
Howard County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: D. Fox Engelhardt
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95743941
Harry L Engelhardt
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 Added: Sep. 15, 2012
 
 
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