Harlan R. Herkes

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Harlan Raymond Herkes, 93, of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at his home.

Private family services will be at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Harlan was born Nov. 25, 1926, to Neil and Mable (Ehlers) Herkes in Dubuque.

On Feb. 8, 1945, Harlan joined the military and served his country in Japan during WWII, he was later discharged on Nov. 14, 1946, at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

After his retirement from John Deere Dubuque Works in the early 80’s he enjoyed playing golf, woodworking and was an active member of St. Mary’s Church.

Harlan is survived by his wife, Shirley; step children, Patricia (Phillip) Kulper, Dianna Backes, James (Brenda) Kimball, Kirjah Amanatea, Michael (Cindy) Wisher and Karen Secory; numerus grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Neil Herkes.

Harlan is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jeanette and his first wife, Una in 2003.

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