Robert Harig

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 13, 2010

Funeral services for Robert Carl Harig, 82, of Emmons, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of St. Theodore. The Rev. James Berning and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be at the Mansfield Township Cemetery with military honors accorded by area veterans organizations. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Robert died Friday, March 5, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea surrounded by his family.
Robert Carl Harig was born on Aug. 29, 1927, to Otto and Anna (Andre) Harig in Hollandale. Robert lived in Minnesota his entire life, attending school in Hollandale and then Alden. Robert served in the United States Army during World War II. On May 19, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Marlys Braund in Blue Earth. The couple lived on the same farm for 56 years. Robert served faithfully as clerk for the Mansfield Township Board for many years. He was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea, the Eagles, American Legion and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include children: Lonnie (Lynda) Harig of Emmons, Mark (Trudy) Harig of Albert Lea, Robin (Glaydon) Grunhovd of Lake Mills, Iowa, Bradley (Gayle) Harig of Emmons and Gary (Donna) Harig of Lake Mills, Iowa; grandchildren: Randy Harig, Janelle (Loren) Sorenson, and Chad Harig, Michelle (Jason) Kluender, Jessica Selvidge, Elizabeth, Sarah, Matthew and Merrick Harig, and Jacqueline (Josh) Imler; great-grandchildren: Sierra Selvidge, Samuel Harig, Maraya Harig, Brennan and Katelyn Kluender, Josiah Selvidge, Delaney Imler and Addison Harig; sister-in-law, Reta Harig of Isaquah, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marlys; daughter, Kristi Geralyn Harig in 1980; brothers: Leo, Edward, Howard and Harold; sisters: Theresa (Melvin) Christensen, Adelaide (Clarence) Wangsness, Mary (Earl) Kaushagen, Helen (Fay) Emstad and Rosella Weber; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

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