Harlan W. Eimers

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. — Harlan W. Eimers, 85, son of William and Mathilda (Meyer) Eimers, was born April 7, 1932, and entered into eternal glory on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at his home in Gold Canyon, Ariz.

He received his education at St. John’s Parochial School. He was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton, Iowa. He graduated from Fenton High School in 1949, then attended Business College in Mankato, Minn. for 1 year. On April 15, 1951, he was united in marriage to Dolores Fae Mansager. Together, they farmed for 2 years and he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1953, serving 2 years in Korea. Upon returning home, he continued farming and raised his family on a farm south of Fenton, Iowa until 1996. The couple enjoyed traveling to numerous states, including 10 years of delivering motorhomes for Winnebago. Also, Harlan was active in all sports including, hunting and fishing. They enjoyed their retirement in Fairmont, Minn., and 2 years ago they settled in Gold Canyon, Ariz. Harlan was an active member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Fairville, Iowa for 40 years and was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minn., the American Legion in Fenton, Iowa, and was on the Cylinder Elevator Board. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; and 3 brothers. Left to cherish Harlan’s memory are his wife off 66 years, Dolores; children, Bonnie (Ron) Rahm, Truman, Minn., Greg (Glenda) Eimers, Elgin, Okla., and Gwen (Lon) Smith, LaHabra, Calif.; grandchildren, Rebecca Votteler, Kenny Votteler, Jeannie Rahm/Sonen, Brian Rahm, Carolyn Eimers/Pulley, Eric Eimers; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Verda Hiskey and Venita Stussee; many nieces and nephews.