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Michael "Mike" T. Harman

February 5, 1939 — June 27, 2023

Kingsley

 

Michael T. Harman was born February 5, 1939, in Le Mars, IA, the son of James and Margaret 
(Case) Harman. He attended Tilden Township country school and Union Consolidated School 
before graduating from Marcus High School in 1957. Following graduation, he enlisted in the 
U.S. Navy where he served as a Seabee until his honorable discharge in 1962. Mike returned 
home and farmed near Marcus, IA, then near Kingsley, IA. Mike was united in marriage to 
Marsha Lindgren on December 30, 1972, in Kingsley. He later worked as a carpenter for Ken 
Kuchel Construction in Kingsley, IA, then at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA, as a 
carpenter until his retirement.
Mike was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church, Cosmos Lodge No. 470 A.F. and 
A.M. and Kingsley Chapter # 171, Order of Eastern Star. He was a Past Master of Cosmos 
Lodge No. 470 and Past Worthy Patron of Kingsley Chapter #171 OES. Mike was on the 
advisory board for Kingsley Rainbow Assembly #154 and served as both Rainbow Dad and 
District Dad. He served for many years on the board of Kingsley UMC. He actively followed his 
grandchildren in their many activities. Mike will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humor 
and his kindness.
Mike is survived by his wife, Marsha, Kingsley, IA, daughters, Susan (Craig) Pedersen, Lawton, 
IA, Sandy (Brent) Reinking, Kingsley, IA, Heather (Chris) Nissen, Kingsley, IA, Holly Harman, 
Sioux City, IA, and Heidi (Casey) Jacobsen, Sioux City, IA, grandchildren Brad (Tiffany) 
Pedersen, Hogan Harman, Cole Reinking, Noah Pedersen, Harrison Nissen, Allison Reinking, 
Kelynn Jacobsen, Jackson Nissen, Owen Jacobsen, Easton Nissen, Annabelle Jacobsen, 
Grayson Nissen, Hudson Nissen, and Margaret Jacobsen, great-grandchildren, Jacen and Elliot 
Pedersen. Also surviving are his sister, Bernice Dixson, Marcus, IA, and his sister-in-law, Laura 
Staber, Boone, IA.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret Harman, in-laws, Art and 
Ardith Lindgren, siblings, Frances (Milford) Hayden, Eunice (Ed) Delaney, Jim (Natalie) Harman, 
and brothers-in-law, Jake Dixson and Mark Lindgren.
Memorials may be directed to the family for later distribution. In lieu of flowers, please consider 
participating in a local blood drive; Mike appreciated the donated blood he received while in the 
hospital.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, June 30, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Masonic Service

Friday, June 30, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 1, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Kingsley United Methodist Church

305 Barre St, Kingsley, IA 51028

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Burial

Saturday, July 1, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Lunch and fellowship to follow burial in the church basement.

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