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Harlan Pose

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Harlan Pose age 98 of New Hampton, IA, passed away peacefully Friday, November 10, 2023, at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey and Rev. Dan Christiansen presiding. Interment will follow at New Hampton City Cemetery with the New Hampton Lions Club serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton have been entrusted with arrangements. Harlan A. Pose was born on June 18, 1925 to Walter and Nellie (Canty) Pose in New Hampton, lowa. After graduating from New Hampton High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy until the end of WWII. He married Betty Bergmann on May 12, 1945 in Norman, Oklahoma. Together they made their home in New Hampton where they raised 3 sons. Harlan worked at the First National Bank where he served as an officer and director for 59+ years until he retired. He was awarded a plaque honoring his over fifty years in the banking business by the lowa Bankers Association. During his life, Harlan served and worked on many different clubs and associations, last living charter member of the New Hampton Lions Club, a 78 year member of the American Legion, and volunteered for the New Hampton Fire Department. He also served as treasurer of the New Hampton Community Schools for 20 years. Longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he served as their treasurer for many years as well many other committees at the church. During his spare time, Harlan enjoyed woodworking, fishing, especially at Lake Pepin in Minnesota, playing golf and playing cards, particularly "65". Harlan is survived by sons, H. James (Pat) of San Diego, CA, John (Peggy) of Minneapolis, MN, and Kevin (Joe) of Kansas City, MO. Grandchildren: Alisa Pose, Sara (Aaron) Bleiweiss, Christine (Rick) Korecky, Michelle (James) Anderson and Matthew Pose. Great grandchildren: Ava Bleiweiss, Teddy Anderson, William Korecky, and Amaya Bleiweiss. Brother Robert (Sally) Pose of West Des Moines, IA as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. If so desired, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or donor's choice. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 1/2 years Betty, his parents and a brother, Walter "Bud" Pose, and a sister Janette Dato. The family would like to thank the staff at Kensington Place, New Hampton Nursing & Rehab, and St. Croix Hospice For all their care for Harlan. A special note of gratitude to Jane Kraft and Bev Jerdee for their friendship and assistance shown to Harlan over the past years. 641-394-4334

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  1. Our prayers and condolences to Harlan’s family. Grew into adulthood admiring both he and Betty. Good Christian people. 🙏🙏

  2. Deepest sympathy to Harlan’s family. He was such a nice man. I loved visiting with him. He has been reunited with his lovely wife Betty💔🙏

  3. Deepest sympathy to Harlans family. Such a wonderful caring man! Im sure Betty was waiting for him with open arms!!! RIP Harlan.

  4. Our sympathy and condolences to Harlan’s family. Both Harlan and Betty were the nicest people and we truly enjoyed visiting with them over the years. They are both resting peacefully in heaven and together again now.

  5. We send our condolences and will keep your families in our hearts. A trip to New Hampton wasn’t complete without a visit with Harlan (and Betty). We will remember him every time we play 65.

  6. What can I saw about Harlan, he and Betty were our neighbors. It was kind of like having a second set of eyes on us. Jim, John and Kevin my deepest condolences.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Harlan’s family. He was such a sweet kind and loving man and will be missed by many.

  8. We didn’t meet Harlan until 1995 when we came to town. It was always fun when we golfed together. He always had a joke and told it in the way only he could do. RIP

  9. My sincerest sympathy to the Pose family as they remember Harlan as a father, brother, grandpa or great grandpa. My mom (Ann) and dad (Bud) always spoke highly of Harlan and Betty.
    Sandra (Rose) Lichty

  10. Remember all the good times Mom and Dad had with Harlan and Betty and Orville and Leone. They were a fun group. Hopefully your memories will help you through these sad times.

  11. We loved seeing Betty and Harlan when they came to visit Jim and Pat and kids!! I still have his handy carpentry work. They will be missed by many. My condolences.:

  12. Jim, John & Kevin, We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Your parents were just like part of our Family growing up….so many wonderful memories of being with them. One in particular was one time (at our farm) your Dad was not feeling well and your Granddad chopped down one of my prized huge sunflowers and preceded to fan him in back of one of the buildings….you know how crazy your Granddad was? Of course, neither of them ever lived that down and I think that incident was brought up every time we seen them from that time on….even the last time I visited your Dad. ha! You are all in our prayers and thoughts at this time. Merlyn & Mary (Schoenfeld) Whiteside

  13. Jim, John & Kevin,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Harlan was so special and I enjoyed all the many visits that me and Grandma Beulah had with him after Betty passed. Of course we had many visits with him & Betty as well. They will both forever hold a special place in my heart.
    May all your memories help you through this difficult time. Love, Tanya

  14. Harlan has been a true friend since our first meeting January,1969.
    A highly valued member of our First National Bank team as cashier, and
    bank director. He provided great service to the team and our customers.
    You were a wonderful host for the Explorers Club, along with Betty. Your
    End of meeting story surely the most valuable part of every meeting. I
    an forever grateful for all your contributions to FNB, and to the many wonderful
    times together outside the bank. Rest in peace.
    Ron Diddy

  15. The world lost an amazing man in the early morning hours of November 10, 2023. My grandpa and godfather, Harlan Arthur Pose, passed away. Many knew him as the banker at the First National Bank in New Hampton. Or as a charter member of the New Hampton Lions Club. Or prehaps as an avid fisherman and master in woodcraft. I knew him as Grandpa Harlan. Please allow a grieving, heartbroken granddaughter to share a few of her memories of a man she loved so dearly.

    Grandpa was a master storyteller, telling jokes and stories in a way only he could and always with a classic Ole & Lena joke. He never met a cribbage board he didn’t like and loved playing 65 (it’s a hell of a game!). Grandpa’s woodworking skills were equal to that of a master craftsman. The items he made me over the years with such love, tenderness, care & detail-the jewelry box, my bedroom name sign, the Barbie tables & chairs, wooden Christmas ornaments, just to name a few- are irreplaceable. I will treasure them forever and share them with generations to come.
    He was a devoted husband, caring for my grandma so deeply. Grandma & Grandpa were married for 74 years before she passed in 2019. I know he missed her so and I know she welcomed him up there with a beer, homemade Chex Mix, a hug and a slight scolding- “what took you so long, Harlan?” To which I’m sure he replied “Yes, dear.” 😏 if you know, you know.

    He was the perfect grandfather. I fondly remember sitting on the floor with him playing countless games of Candyland, Sorry, Sequence & Trouble during Christmases and birthdays through the years. During Christmas breakfast, He would make us jelly rolls out of our toast crusts and the ever delicious grapefruit soup. He always had time for us and made us grandkids feel so special. His big bear hugs are one of the things I will miss the most. He would envelop you in his arms and squeeze you tight.
    You could always count on a phone call on your birthday and birthday cards that always arrived right on time and meant the world to me.
    I will always remember our trips to Lake City to go fishing on Grandpa’s boat. He was so patient with us kids, teaching us to cast a line, bait a hook and how to wait for those pesky fish to bite.
    I spent my spring break week my senior year of college with my grandparents in San Diego and I had the best time. They were so excited to take me to this “great taco place”– it ended up being Taco Bell-haha! But to see how much they loved the tacos and the “salsa”- aka the hot sauce packets- that memory will always make me smile. One of the days I was there, we went for a walk on the beach. Just him & I. We didn’t say much, we just walked, enjoying our time together, just Grandpa & me. I hope he knew just how much that time together meant to me.
    Grandpa was thrilled when I told him that I was pregnant and was so happy when William was born on the year anniversary of Grandma’s passing. I think it made a difficult day a little bit brighter for him.
    Grandpa was so excited to meet William. Those visits are core memories I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I will never take for granted that William and Richard had the opportunity to meet my wonderful grandfather and they got to experience first hand his kindness, sense of humor & love.

    I always believed, somewhat naively, that Grandpa would live forever. While he may not be here like before, he will live on in his 3 sons, daughters and son- in law, 5 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren.

    Grandpa, yours was a life well lived. I am so honored to be your granddaughter. I will miss you so much, but take comfort in knowing that you are back with Grandma, playing 65 and looking down on us with love. 💛


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