Henrietta Hargesheimer


Henrietta Johanna Hargesheimer, 81, Luverne, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne.

A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 14, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

Henrietta Haak was born Aug. 9, 1934, to Richard and Alice (Smith) Haan in Hills. She spent her childhood in Hills and graduated from Hills High School in 1953. She then attended Nettleton College in Sioux Falls for cosmetology. She worked as a cosmetologist in Sioux Falls for several years. Henrietta moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she worked at Pine Rest Mental Institution and pursued her nursing degree. She moved back to Luverne and was a nurse at the Luverne Community Hospital as well as the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home.

On Sept. 23, 1960, Henrietta married Clarence Hargesheimer at her father’s home in Hills. The couple lived in Luverne. In 1974 she and her husband began working together at Luverne Public Schools as custodians. She retired in 1993.

Henrietta was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. She taught Sunday School and was a Gems counselor for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking and baking. She also liked to crochet.

Henrietta is survived by her husband, Clarence Hargesheimer, Luverne; three children, Crystal (Kevin) Ailts, Luverne, Bruce (Michelle) Hargesheimer, Bloomington, and Robert (Leslie) Hargesheimer, Lakeville; four grandchildren, Sarah (Christopher) Nuffer, Nicole and Alicia Hargesheimer, and Katie (Matthew) VanGrootheest; stepgrandchildren, James (Tiffany) and Karlinn O’Neil; three great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; and a sister, Francis (Albert) Haak, Luverne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Richard and Jacob Haan; a sister, Charlotte Oldenkamp; and a nephew, Charles Oldenkamp.

Memorials may be directed to the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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