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Published December 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Clarence J. “Butch” Harff

Forman, ND: The memorial service for Clarence J. “Butch” Harff will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Nordland Lutheran Church of Rutland, ND. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service. Pastor Liesebet Gravley will officiate and private family interment will take place at a later date.

Butch passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at Four Seasons Healthcare Center in Forman at the age of 86.

Clarence J. “Butch” Harff

Forman, ND: The memorial service for Clarence J. “Butch” Harff will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Nordland Lutheran Church of Rutland, ND. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service. Pastor Liesebet Gravley will officiate and private family interment will take place at a later date.

Butch passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at Four Seasons Healthcare Center in Forman at the age of 86.

The Price Funeral Chapel of Forman has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Clarence Jordan “Butch” Harff was born April 19, 1927 on the family farm near Milnor, ND to Clifford George and Ruth (Radke) Harff. He grew up on the farm and attended rural Sargent County schools. After completing his education, Butch helped on the family farm, as well as area farmers.

On December 20, 1947 Butch married Betty Jean Henson at Webster, SD. They farmed on the Harff family farm. In addition to his farming, Butch also worked as a mechanic. Butch farmed until his retirement in 1992. He and Betty continued to make their home on the farm. Betty passed away on April 25, 2001. Butch remained on the farm until moving to an apartment in Cayuga, ND in 2003. He became a resident of Four Seasons in Forman in 2008.

Butch had served on a number of township and church boards over the years. He was especially kind and caring toward his special needs son, Roy who passed away in 1981. Butch loved polka music, and for many years had made the rounds to area nursing homes, sharing his recordings with the residents. In his younger years, Butch enjoyed duck and pheasant hunting. More recently, Butch has served as a dedicated volunteer for the Sargent County Museum.

Grateful for having shared his life are his son, George Harff and wife, Rose of Cayuga; two step-grandchildren: Nevin Tergesen of Geneseo, ND; Naomi Riddle of Two Harbors, MN; eight step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren: and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Harff of Lidgerwood.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, his son; a brother, Howard Harff and a sister, Lois Kiefer.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.pricefuneralchapel.net.

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