Harlow Hageness, age 69, Rolette, N.D., passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011, in St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Harlow Melvin Eldon Hageness was born on May 16, 1942, in Rugby, N.D., to Melvin and Alice (Paulson) Hageness.He grew up and attended school in Rugby.Harlow furthered his education at the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton where he played football and received an Associate’s Degree after two years.He was united in marriage to Donna College on September 30, 1962, in Esmond, N.D. Together they raised three sons, Jason, Jeremy, and Justin.Harlow owned and operated Harlow’s Repair, Rolette Theater, Mobil Station, and Harlow’s Bus Sales and Service Inc.Harlow was also a police officer in Rolette for several years.Harlow worked as a mechanic/salesman at Lashman’s Bus Service in Rolette. In 1972 he bought the business and changed the name to Harlow’s School Bus Service.Harlow was also a pilot and took great enjoyment in flying for both business and pleasure. He truly enjoyed flying kids after the prom. Old cars, especially ’49-’51 Mercurys, were a passion of Harlow’s.You could see Harlow at most all of his sons’ and granddaughters’ sporting events; he was their number one fan.Harlow was a 32nd Degree Master Mason and Shriner.He belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Rolette and Rolla.Harlow served on several boards and loved helping his community.Harlow loved to spend time with all six of his granddaughters and his family.He passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011, in Bismarck, at the age of 69 years old, surrounded by his family.Harlow will be lovingly missed by his wife, his sons, granddaughters, siblings, family, and friends.A great void will be felt by many who had the chance to know him throughout his life.
Harlow is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna Hageness of Rolette; sons, Jason (Kara) of Bismarck, Jeremy (Kindra) of Libby, Mont., and Justin (Desiree) of Dickinson; six granddaughters, Paige, Kennedy, Brooke, Alexis, Khalyn, and Freya; brothers, Elvern (Shirley) of Pleasant Lake and Hartley (Jordy) of Rugby; and a sister, Sharon (Dennis) Voeller of Rugby.
Harlow was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Alice Hageness.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Rolette Public School Gymnasium with burial in the Rolette City Cemetery, Rolette, N.D.
Pastor John Hesford officiated. Music was provided by Neal Prichard and Leo Jostad.
Casket bearers were Gary Hageness, Ron Block, Wayne Scherr, Terry Goehring, Mark Myhre, Rodney Johnson, and Pat Scott.
Honorary bearers were Harlow’s grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family of Harlow Hageness requests memorials be sent to the Rolette State Bank, Rolette, N.D., to the Harlow Hageness Memorial Fund.
Arrangements by Elick Funeral Home, Rolla.
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