Lyla Harnack

Lyla Mae Harnack, 77, Beaver Creek, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

A funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 10, at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek. Burial followed in the Flowerfield Cemetery at Hills

Lyla Dahl was born on May 7, 1940, to Elmer and Lydia (Kolsrud) Dahl in Bogue, South Dakota. She spent most of her childhood in the Beaver Creek area where she attended and graduated from Hills-Beaver Creek High School. She later attended college in Mankato for dental assistant training. She met and married Arlie Reese in 1960. Their marriage was blessed with five daughters.

Lyla married Vernon Harnack on April 8, 1978. Together they ran the Beaver Creek Steak House until 1979. Vern and Lyla then opened their home as a day care to many young people in the Beaver Creek area.

After their retirement, they enjoyed camping and attending many community and family gatherings. Lyla also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and doing crossword puzzles. Most important in her life was being with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy (Dan) Benson, Shelia Reese Jacobson, Valerie DeSchepper, Dawn (Guy) Klosterbuer, and Traci (Kevin) Harberts; Vern’s children, Ron (Jan) Harnack, Alan (Zoe) Harnack, Karen (Dale) Bosch, Pam (Larry) Franken, along with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

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