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Harlan Beckler

Harlan Beckler

Age 83, of Bird Island, passed away at his home on March 17, 2014.

He was diagnosed with lung cancer on Feb 27, 2013.

A private service will be held at a later date.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1930 to Clarence and Arvilla (Ewer) Beckler on a farm north of Bird Island. Later moving to Bird Island with his family and residing in Bird Island till his death. He married Rose Mary Tretbar on April 28, 1949. They were blessed with 4 sons.

Harlan worked at Wolff Motors, Chevrolet Garage, and then at the Coast to Coast Store. Later Harley and Rosie purchased the Coast to Coast Store in 1978, working side by side until retirement in 1992. He was a member of the Bird Island Fire Dept. and the Bird Island Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, 4 Wheeling, and spending time at their cabin in Lake George, MN. He also loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie. His four sons: Daniel H. (Deanna), John R., Jeff M. (Debbie) of Bird Island, and Rick L. (Linda) of Eau Claire, WI.

Seven Grandchildren: Sheila (Chris), Matthew (Anna), Jeremy, Heather (Brian), Skye (Cory), Garrett (Rachel), Ashley.

Six Great Grandchildren: Griffin, Cambelle, Hadley, Jackson, Sutton, Emma.

Two sisters: Delores (Charles) Buboltz and Helen Clark. Brother-in-law Robert (Shirley) Tretbar. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.