Leonard Lee Harsin Sr.

BAYARD - Leonard Lee Harsin, Sr., 75, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Fort Meade, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Calvin Prouty officiating. Interment will be in the Veteran's Circle of the Bayard Cemetery with the U. S. Air Force providing military honors.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Leonard L. Harsin, Sr. Memorial Fund has been established.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugan-kramer.com.
Leonard was born July 16, 1934, in Bartlett, Neb. to Delbert and Lynetta (Robinson) Harsin. He grew up in Bartlett and moved to Angora and Alliance. He entered the U. S. Air Force March 18, 1953 and was honorably discharged March 17, 1957. He married Leonda Guthrie whom he later divorced and married Patricia Krueger. They lived in Alliance where Leonard drove truck and hauled hay. They moved to Bayard in the late 1980's
Leonard loved to tinker with old cars.
Survivors include his sons, Tim Wilkin, Aurora, Neb, Leonard Harsin, Jr. and fiancé Sharon of Bayard, Delbert Harsin, Grand Island, Leon Harsin, Bridgeport, and Patrick Harsin of Tecumseh, Neb.; daughters, Lynetta Hernandez, Cheyenne, Wyo. and Laurie Banks, White Sulfur Springs, Mont., stepdaughter, Kim (Gary) Hemphill, Scottsbluff; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The following poem was written by Lynetta Hernandez for the purpose of being cited at the funeral for Pete.

I write this poem as a way to grieve
I write of a man who's soul is now free
But words alone cant express how we feel
The void in our hearts is very real
His presence will live on in the hearts of us all
And thru the pictures hung on our walls
So as the tears trickle down our face
We will know he is in a better place
For as he lay there in the bed
Barely able to even lift his head
He gave a thumbs up and shot us a grin
For he knew he was going where he had never been
He shook his finger and said no tears.
For he knew he would still be with us thru the rest of our years

Ancestors:  Leonard Lee Harsin -> Delbert Newton Harsin -> Arthur Leroy Harsin -> George Carter Harsin -> John Douglas Harsin -> Garret Harsin

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