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Published December 15, 2012, 12:00 AM

Harlan Zurn

Harlan 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.

Harlan Zurn

Harlan 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.

Harlan is survived by his wife Shirley, Nevis, MN, daughter Suzanne (Paul) Birkhimer, West Lafayette, IN; sons, Larry, Park Rapids, MN, Shayne, Salt Lake City, UT, Rick, Edina, MN, and Tim (Mary Jo) Brooklyn Park, MN; three sisters, Betty Dean, Fresno, CA, Estelle (Ray) Farley, Alexandra, MN, Arletta (Art) Munger, Fresno, CA; three brothers, Marcel (Rosemary) and Merlen (Wanda) all of Coon Rapids, MN and David (Eleanor) Fargo, ND; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Todd, and two brothers, Duane and Marcus.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Nevis, MN. Visitation will be Sunday, December 16 from 4-6 PM with a Prayer Service at 5:00 PM in Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Graveside Services will be held at Walworth Baptist Cemetery, rural Ulen, on Monday at 3:00 PM.

Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley, MN

Online Guestbook at www.andersonfuneralhome.tv

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