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Harvey Stanton Haglin

Harvey Stanton Haglin, age 80, of Howard Lake, died Thursday, March 28 at his home.

He was born in Groningen, Minn., Oct. 17, 1921, the first son of Arthur and Mabel (Swanson) Haglin. Harvey grew up in Groningen, and was a graduate of Sandstone High School.

Harvey accepted God's gift of salvation through Jesus in 1932 at camp, the first year of Grindstone Lake Bible Camp. Harvey enjoyed singing in his church choir and serving as elder. Being an outdoorsman, he fished, hunted, and just enjoyed the woods.

He served on the USS Lang #399 (destroyer) during the conflict in the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico from 1942-1945 as a Fire Controlman, Petty Officer II Class. His battle position was a pointer on the cannon.

Harvey was a graduate of the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus, and had a bachelor of science degree in soils conservation. He was assistant county agent in soils conservation, Wright County, from 1949-1951.

He is survived by his wife, Sheldonna (Yoerg.) They had celebrated 52 years of marriage since their wedding, June 18,1949, at Minnetonka Mills Community Church.

In 1951, he became area sales representative of, mainly, Westgo Co., Grain King Manufacturing, and Erskine Manufacturing, selling farm equipment to dealers until 1985. During these years, he received awards of area top sales and worldwide top sales.

A first farm was purchased near Highland, Minn, in 1950, and the enterprise was expanded. Crop farming continues.

In addition to his wife, Harvey is survived by a son, Gregory (Lucille) and grandchildren, Michael (Susann) and great-granddaughter Mikayla, Daniel (Beth), Laura Birx (Daniel); a daughter, Lynette Westphal (Steven) and grandchildren, Clara, Trenton, Traci, Katharina; a daughter, Lee Ann Carlsted (Marshall) and grandchildren, Erick, Kacie, Sheldon, Day Lan; and a son, Terry (Joni) and grandchildren, Cassandra, Clarinda, and Harvey.

He is further survived by a brother, Gilbert, (Mary Lee); sister, Florence Hunter, (Rev. William); Aunt Mildred (Swanson) McCormick; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service took place April 3, 2002, 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, Howard Lake.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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