Leonard Lee Harsin Sr.
- 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
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 6 p.m.
Sunday. The Leonard L. Harsin, Sr. Memorial Fund has been
Tributes of sympathy may be left at
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.
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
The void in our hearts is very real
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
will know he is in a better place
For as he lay there in the
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
He shook his finger and said no tears.
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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