Harlan ZurnHarlan Zurn, age 80, of Nevis, MN died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fargo, ND after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer.
Harlan Leo Zurn was born 12/17/31 at White Earth, Minnesota the son of Nicholas and Stella (Bellefeuille) Zurn. He attended county school in that community through the 8th grade and earned his high school diploma in 1949 from Pallottine College Preparatory Seminary in Milwaukee, WI. Harlan continued his collegiate-level seminary studies at Pallottine College in Madison, WI and the Novitiate in Jessup, MD. Upon leaving the seminary, he entered the United States Army in 1952. On July 12, 1958 Harlan was united in marriage to Shirley Malmskog in Callaway, MN. They made their home in Fargo while he continued his studies at NSDU and he worked part time with Asp Construction. After he received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering they moved to Coon Rapids, MN where he was employed with Unavac. In 1968 he became employed with Comten, Roseville, MN. In 1996 he was transferred to Columbia, SC where he worked until his retirement in 1998. They then moved to Nevis, Minnesota to make their home on Lake Belle Taine.