Ralph Everett Harkins

Ralph Everett Harkins

Birth
Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Death 12 Jul 1990 (aged 78)
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 24015017 · View Source
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Ralph Everett Harkins
Ralph Harkins, age 78, a lifelong resident of Gary, passed away July 12, 1990 at a Sioux Falls hospital. He was born December 26.1911 at Gary, a son of Frank and Olga (Wilson) Harkins. He grew up in Gary and graduated from Gary High School in 1930. He entered the military service and served in the US Army during WWII. He worked for several years in the building construction trade, helping to build the Hendricks Hospital and several schools in Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Fannie Schlehuber on December 31, 1958. He and his wife operated a café and pool hall in Gary for several years. He worked as a substitute mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1984.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gary. He also was affiliated with the Peden-Cold Post No. 109 of the American Legion of Gary, The VFW Post of Canby, the Retired Mail Carrier's Association, was a volunteer fireman and former fire chief of the Gary Fire Department, and he was a former city councilman for the City of Gary.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie of Gary; one step-son, Tony schlehuber of LaPorte, CO.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, David, and Shawn; four sisters, Myra Robbins of Grandview, MO.; Lilla Eidem of Madison, MN.; Ina Weide of Watertown, and Katherine Harkins of White, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held July 17, 1990 at 11 AM in the United Methodist Church at Gary with Rev. Kip Roozen officiating.
Submitted by Ray Wiese


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  • Created by: Roger Baer
  • Added: 17 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24015017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Everett Harkins (26 Dec 1911–12 Jul 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24015017, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Roger Baer (contributor 46848553) .