Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 10, 2010
Harlan Dean Lysne, 82, of Austin died Jan. 6, 2010 at Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark.
Harlan was born Dec. 14, 1927 in Austin to John and Madelyn (Paulson) Lysne (Boettcher). Harlan graduated from Austin High School with the class of 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He served as a Staff Sergeant and was wounded in Korea in 1952, receiving the Purple Heart. He also received the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB).
Harlan was a charter member of Fellowship United Methodist Church and was also a member of the American Legion Austin Post #91.
Family was very important to Harlan and he adored his children and grandchildren. He was always interested in their school and sports activities. Harlan had a severe hearing loss due to auditory exposure in the Korean War and received a cochlear implant several years ago, and this opened up his world dramatically. He loved to travel to all kinds of places with his wife Eileen and he was always looking for that next trip.
Harlan enjoyed woodworking in his garage, reading many books on history, westerns, and religion. He enjoyed bargain hunting and playing table games and cards with friends and family and he didn’t like to lose. He loved social groups including his book club and hitting the road for day trips.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David Lysne; nephews, Matthew Boettcher and David Michael Lysne.
Harlan is survived by his wife, Eileen Lysne, Austin, Minn.; daughter, Cynthia Lysne Tays, Austin, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Alan Dean and Shari Lysne, Buffalo, Minn., Todd David and Sarah Lysne, Austin, Minn.; grandchildren, Zachary Tays, Austin, Texas, Alana Tays, Austin, Texas, Jordan Lysne, Austin, Minn., Ryan Lysne, Austin, Minn., Shannon Lysne, Austin, Minn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carol Lysne, John (Gloria) Lysne, Austin, Minn., Brian (LaDonna) Boettcher, Mankato, Minn., Gary Boettcher, Menomonie, Wis., Michael Boettcher, Austin, Minn.; sister and brother-in-law, Kristi Boettcher (Richard) Tracy, Austin, Minn.; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at Fellowship United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Tamke officiating. Austin Post #91 American Legion is in charge of military rites. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday for one hour before the service.
Soloist will be Erin Schumacher. Organist will be Marilyn Sabin.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial to Fellowship United Methodist Church or to the Salvation Army.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.