Harlon Arlie Adickes, 89, passed away July 10, 2021 at the Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids, MN.
Harlon was born March 2, 1932, in Woodland Township to Herbert and Verna (Wetter) Adickes.
Harlon grew up and attended school in Howard Lake. After graduating in 1950, he worked with his parents on the family farm.
Harlon married Donna Margaret Bowers May 22, 1953, and they farmed in Waverly and then in Howard Lake.
Five children were born to this union: Carolyn, Herbert, Louise, Rebecca, and Christopher. Harlon worked in the mill, drove delivery truck, and sold feed at Munson’s Feed Company, and also drove with Clinic Cab in Howard Lake.
Harlon was always ready to help with any project. He enjoyed playing cards at Heritage Square Apartments, with the Howard Lake Senior Citizens, and with a group in Cokato, and playing Sheephead at family events.
He also enjoyed doing puzzles and playing bingo at Heritage Square. Harlon loved caring for and passing out his homegrown apples, pears, tomatoes, and patio baskets. Harlon dedicated many years to recording his family ancestry, and extended the work to include Donna’s family. He was trustee, elder, deacon, and unofficial historian at First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.
Harlon was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Verna Adickes, his sibling, baby Adickes, his wife, Donna Margaret in 2016, and his son, Christopher Dana Adickes, in 1989.
He is survived by his daughter Carolyn Stoll of Waverly, son Herbert Adickes and Dee Safe of Red Wing, daughter Louise and Thurman Woodberry of Oak Grove, and daughter Rebecca and Todd Johnson of Duluth; grandchildren Terry and Wendy (Niesen) Stoll, Eric and Amanda (Drusch) Stoll, Jeremy and Mindy (Odenbrett) Stoll, Kelly and Kelli (Johnson) Stoll, Jared and Julie (Johnson) Woodberry, Jason Woodberry, and Joshua Woodberry; great-grandchildren Allan and Hayley (Lowers) Stoll, Austin, Wyatt, Carly, Devan, Alyssa, Emma, Stella, and Isabelle.
Instead of flowers, Harlon requested that memorials be directed to the Christopher Adickes Scholarship Fund at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, or the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.
Visitation for family and friends will take place Saturday, July 24, at 9 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake, with the memorial service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Howard Lake Cemetery, with lunch following back at the First Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com.