Obituary-Harold Hartner

Harold Frederick Hartner, 106 died November 22, 2022, in Clay Center, KS.  He was born on November 8, 1916, in Dewitt, NE the son of Fred and Rose (Damkroger) Hartner.  He was baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Fred and Rose moved back to Kansas when Harold was a year old along with his older brother Harlan. A few years later sister Pearl was adopted.  They farmed in Exeter township in Clay County, where Harold farmed until his retirement.  He married Floy Marie Davis on July 12, l939.  They were blessed with 4 children.  Beverly Floy (Hartner) Ralstin, Darlene Marie (Hartner) Strader, Ethel Rose (Hartner) Ericksen, and Forrest Harold Hartner.  His wife Floy died June 21, l982.  Harold remarried to Arleen Neef December 6, l983.  Harold and Floy built a home in Clay Center in the l960 where he lived until he and Arleen moved to the Presbyterian Manor in 2013.  He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church.  He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ethel Rose Ericksen; son, Forrest Hartner; sister, Pearl Oelschlager and brother, Harlan Hartner.


Daughter: Beverly and husband Norval Ralstin of Mullinville, KS

Daughter: Darlene and husband Harry Strader of Topeka, KS

Daughter-in-law: LaVonne Hartner of Clay Center, KS

Son-in-law: Milton Ericksen of Springfield, VA

13 Grandchildren, 33 Great-grandchildren and 30 Great-great-grandchildren

Funeral Services: 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clay Center, KS

Minister: Rev. Scott Lingle

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas

Visitation: 4-6:30 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home

Memorials:  First Presbyterian Church Family Emergency Fund c/o the funeral home

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