Harlin Elvin Schow, age 84, of Dassel, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Augustana Lakeside Community Health Care Center in Dassel.
He was born June 13, 1931, in Bricelyn, MN, the son of Henry Albert and Edna Luava (Hunnicutt) Schow. Harlin grew up in Bricelyn, where he attended school and was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He was presently a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.
Harlin served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was united in marriage to Margaret Johnson Sept. 23, 1952, in Arkansas. The couple made their home at Fort Bragg, NC.
Following his military service, Harlin and Margaret moved back to Bricelyn, where Harlin worked construction. They then moved to Albert Lea, where Harlin was employed as a welder for Olson Manufacturing. They then moved to Joliet, IL, where Harlin worked for Sperry-New Holland in the service department. He was transferred to Winchester, Kentucky; promoted to a service manager, and transferred back to Joliet.
In 1985, Harlin retired and in 1990, moved to Lake Washington, near Dassel. The couple made their home on Lake Washington until they moved into Dassel.
Harlin is survived by his wife, Margaret Schow of Dassel; children, Mark (Kathy) Schow of Joliet, IL and Susan (James) Moll of Wells, MN; five grandchildren, Josh Schow, Stephanie (Chris) Congelose, Andrew (Barb) Moll, Anna (Peter) Johanson, and Michael Moll; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Spielman, and Beverly (Alton) Oakland, all of Albert Lea.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Vincent Hunnicutt, Merlin Schow, Dean Schow as a toddler, and an infant brother.
Funeral services took place Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Carolyn Pflibsen officiating. Interment was at the Bricelyn Community Center in Bricelyn. There was visitation at the church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.