Harold Ertheim

Harold Etrheim

Harold Glen Ertheim, 90, Hardwick, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.

A private family funeral service was Thursday, Oct. 22. Interment was in the Trosky Cemetery.

Harold Etrheim was born Nov. 18, 1929, to Sven and Randveig Etrheim at the family farm in Rock County. When he was a young boy, the family moved to a farm near Balaton where he attended country school. In 1945 the family moved to a farm near Jasper. Harold attended the Agricultural School in Morris and then returned to work on the family farm with his father. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1953. Upon his return to Jasper, he began farming.

On Jan. 8, 1955, Harold married Dallas, the love of his life and his dance partner. During their marriage they purchased the Etrheim family farm where they continued to live. Harold enjoyed farming and was known for his care of livestock, especially beef cattle and hogs.

Harold was a member of the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the church council. He was a member of the Rosedale Township Board, Rock County Beef Producers, the Sons of Norway, and the Arthur Moeller Legion Post 478 of Hardwick. He was proud of being a Legion member for 62 years.

In retirement, Harold and Dallas enjoyed traveling and spending winter months in Arizona. They also enjoyed ballroom dancing. Harold was proud of his Norwegian ancestry and visited Norway four times. He especially valued spending time with family and friends.

Harold is survived by his wife, Dallas; children Shelia (Gene), Lori (Wayne), Keith (Barb) and Kathy (Gene); 10 grandchildren, Joel (Marissa), Kelly (Joy) Jonathan (Samantha), Gary, Jakob, Alex (Erin), Issak, Ingrid (Ryan), Emily, and Jessica (Tyler); three great-grandchildren, Lane, Evelyn, and Finn; brother-in-law Lyle (Margie); sisters-in-law Shirley and Devonna; nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Pipestone, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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