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Harlan D. Lewis, 72

Harlan David Lewis, age 72, of Delano, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Jan. 14, 1942, in Detroit Lakes, to Clayton and Mildred (Olson) Lewis.

Harlan graduated from high school and was married in Detroit Lakes.

He served in the Army, stationed in Korea serving in Army security, and was honorably discharged June 1, 1963.

Harlan earned a bachelor of science degree from Moorhead State University, and also attended Hennepin Tech, where he received a degree in automated technology.

An avid outdoorsman, Harlan loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds and squirrels. Another hobby was woodworking, and making canes and walking sticks.

Harlan was very active in his community; over the years he served with the 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.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Mildred Lewis.

Harlan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane; children Siiri (Mike) Burmeister, and Brad (Jane) Lewis; grandchildren Tyler, Kelsey and Meghan Burmeister; and a sister, Mae Riviera.

Memorial services took place Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano.

There was a gathering of family and friends Thursday, July 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, and it continued from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church, prior to the service.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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