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Harry L. Housker

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Harry L. Housker, age 94, of Mabel, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Harry was born August 29, 1919 at home in rural Preble Township, Spring Grove, Minnesota to Anton and Lina (Itse) Housker. He attended the local country school, was confirmed in the Norwegian language, and assisted in running the family farm while in his teens upon the death of his father.

On November 3, 1945, Harry married Ruby Myhre at the Wilmington Lutheran Church, rural Spring Grove. They continued to run the family farm together with their son, Dean. Harry also operated Housker Brothers Repair Service with his brother, Bernard, and was an accomplished mechanic.

Harry was a lifelong member of Scheie Lutheran Church. He enjoyed old-time music; gardening; visiting with friends, relatives and neighbors; and tinkering in his shop. He will be missed by all.

Harry is survived by Beverly (Mrs. Dean) Housker, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby; his son Dean; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were onn Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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