May 24, 1945 – Sunday, May 22, 2011
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Saturday, May 28, 2011
James (Jimmy) Lester Harmening passed away peacefully, at his home in Orrock, Minnesota on Sunday, May 22nd after battling cancer.
He was born May 24, 1945 to Lester and Dorothy (Brown) Harmening in New Ulm, Minnesota; was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He grew up on a farm west of Klossner, MN and was active in 4H and FFA. He earned many participation awards. He attended New Ulm High School.
Jimmy served in the US Navy from 1963-1966 on a supply ship during the early years of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Lake Mary VFW Post 9232 in Winsted, MN and held several different positions. Jimmy worked most of his life in factories and in construction.
He has lived in St. Paul, International Falls, Winsted, Howard Lake, and the past several years in Orrock, which is near Big Lake, MN.
Jimmy loved fishing and hunting, old-time country music, and he was a fan of the Vikings, Twins and NASCAR racing.
His marriage to Audrey Braulick brought forth four daughters; Tammy (Scott) Riley of Intl Falls, Tracey Nelson of Intl Falls, Debra (Chris) Lepper of Somerset Wi, and Rebecca (Barrett) Olson of Intl Falls. Jim has seven grandchildren; Derek and Nicholas Riley, Shelby Harmening (whose birthday is also May 24th), Emma and Peter Lepper and Parker and Emmitt Olson.
He is lovingly remembered by partner Jan King and her family, brother John (Susan) Harmening of Brainerd and sisters Jeanne (Jim) Albrecht of New Ulm, Janice (John) Snyder of Savage and Julie (Carl) Sarff of Chaska, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
James is preceded in death by his father Lester Harmening and mother Dorothy Schugel.
Memorial services for James Harmening will be held Saturday May 28, 2010 at 11 AM at Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of the services on Saturday.
Inurnment will be held New Ulm Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.
The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN is proud to have served the family.