Harry Lee Hartgers was born on December 29, 1935, to Tunis and Cora (Olsthoorn) Hartgers north of Sully, Iowa.
On October 11, 1957, he was united in marriage to Marlene Terpstra at the Third Reformed Church in Pella. To this union they were blessed with three children: Debra, Danny and Diane.
Harry worked for Midwest Manufacturing in Kellogg, Iowa, for five years and at Pella Corporation for 38 years. He also worked for lots of farmers, and he started his own stone business. His favorite hobby was raising red worms. He went on Red Rock Threshers and WHO tractor rides. He enjoyed going to toy auctions, and lawn and garden tractor auctions. He went to Pella basketball games and Vet’s Auditorium for many years. Harry also loved camping, helping his kids and grandkids with 4-H, and attending all his grandkids’ activities. He enjoyed playing pitch on Sunday nights with family.
Those left to cherish Harry’s memory are his wife Marlene and their family:
Debra and William Halpin, Vista, CA
Nicole De Jong
Amanda and Aaron Barr
Zachary and Tiffany Halpin
Danny and Vicky Hartgers, Montezuma
Tiffany and Taylor Yazel
Tyler and Mallory Hartgers
Diane and Brian Van Vark, Pella
Bailey and Ben Van Wyk
Megan and Jason Van Zante
Klage and Brooke Van Vark
He is also survived by his siblings: Anna Mae and Arvin Van Wyk, Vernon and Marge Hartgers, LaDonna Rooda, and Barb Hartgers.
Harry was preceded in death by: his parents; parents-in-law; and his brothers: Melvin Hartgers and Lewis Hartgers.
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