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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Thursday January 9th, 2020
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Roslyn Lutheran Church
Friday January 10th, 2020

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Harlan Lardy

Harlan Lardy 81 of Webster passed away Sunday January 5, 2020 at Sanford Hospital Webster. His funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 10, 2020 at Roslyn Community Christian Church in Roslyn, Pastor Michael McCarlson will officiate. Burial will be in Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday 5-7 P.M. ending with a 7 P.M. Prayer Service. Harlan Henry Lardy was born on June 10, 1938 at Peabody Hospital in Webster, South Dakota to Peter and Dorothy (Geis) Lardy. The family made their home on a farm in Raritan Township, Day County near Roslyn. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Otto’s Catholic Church in Webster. He attended St. Otto’s Parochial School in Webster and then finished school and high school in Roslyn, graduating in 1956. After receiving his education he entered the US Navy in June 1956. He served aboard the USS THOR, laying cable on the ocean floor on both the east and west coasts. He was honorably discharged in June 1960 and returned to the area. On June 15, 1964 he was united in marriage to Linda Stavig in Watertown, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple made their home in Roslyn. In 1969 they moved to Webster. Harlan was the parts man for the International Harvester Implement Dealer for many years. In 1974 he became one of the partners of Holmquist Repair where they repaired tractors and farm equipment and for many years were a White Equipment Dealer. He was still actively working in the business at the time of his death. He was an active member of American Lutheran Church, then transferred to Tabor Lutheran Church in Webster. He served for many years on the Webster Fire Department. He enjoyed bowling and loved to spend time with his family. He always had a joke or story to tell. Harlan passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 26 days. Survivors include his wife, Linda of Webster; one son, Wade (Terri) Lardy of Tea, SD; one daughter, Robin (Larry) Welch of Colorado Springs, CO; one brother, David (Beverly) Lardy of Minneapolis, MN; two sisters, Bernice Gaikowski of Watertown, SD and Kathryn Rumpca of St. Paul Park, MN; and five grandchildren, Ben Welch, Anna (Noah) Mesecher, Abby Welch, Wyatt Lardy and Reanna Lardy. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marcella Lathrop and Mercedes Hopkins; and two brothers, James and Peter.

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Robin, I have such fond memories of your dad, especially the time we drove to Aberdeen with him and your mom simply to eat a very late meal! I remember a lot of laughs that night! Robin, my heart goes out to you, Linda and Wade. May you find peace and comfort knowing he is perfectly restored in Heaven and looking forward to the day you all are reunited again. Sending much love during this difficult time, Patty (Gebur) Bauer

Patricia Bauer Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harlan Lardy

Patricia Bauer Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

I didn’t personally know Harlan other than meeting him briefly a time or two but my husband shared many of his jokes with me. Jason would be laughing before he could even get the jokes out when he would come home from work and recite them to me. Jason really enjoyed Harlan and thought of him as a great friend. I know Jason was at the gates welcoming Harlan into heaven. It makes me smile to think they are having coffee and telling jokes together again. I give my sincere condolences to the family.

Miranda Nolte Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM

Harlan was one of finest people I have ever been around. I worked with many different people through out my life but he was the best. Always upbeat and very slow to anger. Lots of excellent memories. So sorry Linda and family for your loss, may God be with you. RIP Harlan.

Loren & Cathy Rumpca Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and Prayers from the Snaza Family. Dad was just in Holmquist last week and said they had a great talk. HUGS!

Deb Green Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM

I was shocked and saddened today to learn of Harlan's passing. After relocating back here about thirteen years ago I had the pleasure of getting reaquianted with Harlan and our sharing some common memories of our childhoods. Harlen will always be remembered as a true gentleman. RIP Harlan, and condolences to his family.

James P Kurkowski Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harlan Lardy

Corinne Rumpca Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM

My Sympathy's To Linda, Robin, Wade & family. Harlan was such a sweet & gentle man always with a joke or story to tell. Will miss those, thoughts & prayers!

Corinne Rumpca Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM