Myron Lloyd Harberts, 75

Published 10:47 am Monday, September 26, 2011

Myron “Mike” Lloyd Harberts, 75, of Rushmore, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Country View Manor, in Sibley, Iowa. He was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Rushmore to Hajo and Augusta (Harms) Harberts. He attended country school in rural Rushmore.

Mike married Lois Gehrke on June 1, 1958, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. After their marriage, the couple lived a short time in Luverne before moving to the rural Rushmore area. Mike farmed most of his life. He also worked at the Rushmore Elevator in his younger days. He supplemented his retirement working for the Greenview Rest Area near Bigelow as a wayside rest attendant. He became a resident of Country View Manor in Sibley, Iowa, in August of 2009.

He was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Worthington the Rushmore Booster Club and the United Coop Elevator Board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Honda Goldwing cycle and spending time at the casino.

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Mike is survived by his wife, Lois Harberts, of Rushmore; Brad (Juanita) Harberts, of Reading; Charlene (special friend, George Williams) Kness, of Dakota; Mark Harberts, of Gillette, Wyo.; Lori (Steve) Rehnblom, of Baxter; Myra (Kelly) Kluver, of Winona; Jason (Brandy) Harberts, Rushmore; and Heidi (Jared) Ahlers, Worthington; seventeen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one step grea-grandchild; five brothers: Harold (Virginia) Harberts, of Reading; Roger (Jenny) Harberts, of Missoula, Mont.; Daryl (Joyce) Harberts, of Rushmore; Virgil (Marlys) Harberts, of Kent, Wash.; and Denny (Darlene) Harberts, of Stevensville, Mont.; sister, Eunice (Butch) Heidebrink, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant son Curtis in 1965.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington; also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the American Lutheran Church, in Worthington, officiated by the Rev. Bruce Carlson. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Rushmore.

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