Harlan J. Friedman, 95 of Dubuque, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Hawkeye Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation will be held 3-7 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Monday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home where a Service of Remembrance will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Luxemburg.
Harlan was born May 10, 1923 in Luxemburg, Iowa the son of Leo and Leona (Zewen) Friedman. He married Julitta Mormann on July 11, 1944 in Petersburg, Iowa. Harlan worked on the family farm for 10 years and later worked for John Deere for 26 years before retiring in 1985. He also considered it an honor to be Mayor of Luxemburg for 12 years and the city council for 2 years. Harlan enjoyed his retirement through travel, music, dancing and spending time with family. He especially liked his frequent visits with friends in his hometown. As well, his daily breakfast visits in Dubuque. Harlan was a proud father, grandpa, great grandpa and great-great grandpa.
Survivors include 12 children: Carole Lamphier of Cedar Rapids, Joyce (Joe) Vavra of Ely, IA, Diane (Dave) Bradley of Cedar Rapids, Linda (Ike) LaSoya of Dubuque, Mary (Vern) Kleinschrodt of Farley, Gary (Kathy) Friedman of Colleyville, TX, Ron (Jan) Friedman of Dyersville, Sharon Summers of Campbell, CA, Dennis (Ellen) Friedman of Eagan, MN, Laurie (Guy) Knepper of Williamsburg, IA, Jan (Doug) Boone of Manchester, Paul (Traci) Friedman of Polk City, IA,
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28 grandchildren: Christopher Hoeger, Jeff Hoeger, Dawn Uhl, Leslie Harris, Amy Miner, Ed Vavra, Terry Kleinschrodt, Steve Kleinschrodt, Ryan Friedman, Paige Hopkins, Kyle Friedman, Jenn Russell, Mike Friedman, Rick Friedman, Ben Friedman, Claire Friedman, Andrew Friedman, Nathan Knepper, Emily Nadermann, Melanie Kluever, Chantal Rozmus, Trevor Knepper, Garrett Knepper, Dani Boone, Dylan Boone, McKenzie Friedman, Isabelle Friedman, Chase Friedman, 43 great grandchildren: Kayla Hoeger, Heather Hoeger, Seth Hoeger, Kal Hoeger, Kody Hoeger, Shane Harris, Adian Harris, Gabrielle Armstrong, Sofia Miner, Dorien Miner, Joseph Vavra, Jakob Vavra, Tazlynn LaSoya, Deante’ Paris LaSoya, Dylan Reittinger, Keely Kleinschrodt, Kelsey Kleinschrodt, Samuel Friedman, William Friedman, Gabreil Friedman, Lillian Hopkins, Calvin Russell, Nolan Russell, Ethan Horne, Damijan Horne, Alanna Riley Friedman, Layla Anne Friedman, Josephine Friedman, Henry Friedman, Wesley Friedman, Emmett Friedman, Eleanora Friedman, Alec Knepper, Reece Knepper, Canton Nadermann, Vaughn Nadermann, Briggs Nadermann, Merrisin Nadermann, Maelynn Kluever, Ivery Kluever, Vivia Kluever, Wrenna Kluever, Cutler Kluever, 2 great-great grandchildren: Adalina Rae Kalpinski, Zelda Horne, siblings: John (Carol) Friedman of Holy Cross, in-laws: Mary Arens of Dyersville, Vera Mormann of Petersburg and Phil Munsey of Punta Gorda, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Julitta, daughter, Ruth Munsey, son-in-law, Mike Lamphier, 4 grandchildren: Jamie Vavra, Tara Vavra, Shane Lamphier and Kory LaSoya, siblings: Jeanette (Clete) Gassmann, Emmett (Germaine) Friedman, Marie (Allie) Boeckenstedt, and in laws: Richard Arens and William Mormann.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Hawkeye Care Center & Hospice of Dubuque for their compassionate care & support.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.