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Lois Joyce Harken

January 3, 1932 December 3, 2018
Lois Joyce Harken
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Lois J. Harken, 86, of Cedar Falls died Monday, December 3, at her home.

She was born January 3, 1932, in Parkersburg the daughter of John and Lydia Kettwig Etjen. She married Herbert Harken March 20, 1952, in Galena, Ill. He died in 1968.

Lois was a homemaker, hostess at Burger King and a bartender. She retired in 2006.

Survived by: two sons, Dale (Kati) Harken of Centennial, Colo., and Dean Harken of Wamego, Kan.; four daughters, Gretchen Harken of Cedar Falls, Becky Koester of North Liberty, Toni (Douglas) Carlo of Lincoln, Neb., and Karen Harken of Centennial, Colo.; three brothers, Charles, James and Craig (Bonnie) Etjen; three sisters, Shirley Bergman, Mavis Neymeyer, and Connie (Scott) Simon; nine grandchildren, Casey (Julia) Carlo, Joe (Jen) Harken, Sarah (David) Harken, Stephanie Koester, Jimi Jo (Andy) Allen, Rori Carlo, Genna (Kyle) Koester, Courtney (Kyle) Dehn, and Jackson Harken; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: a son, John Harken; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Harken; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be from 1-4:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street. Burial will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery in Aplington. There will be a celebration of Lois' life at Volks Haus in Waterloo from 2-4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8

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Lois was an avid Hawkeye and Cubs fan. She was a passionate, vocal democrat. Lois worked at Pats Tavern and Steamboat Gardens prior to working at Burger King. Proceed in death by her beloved Boxers, Sam and Beulah. Lois would've said, 'Be safe, have fun, I love you'.

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1:00 PM 12/7/2018 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/7/2018 4:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 12/8/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/8/2018 4:00:00 PM
Volks Haus

324 E. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

Volks Haus
324 E. 4th Street Waterloo 50703 IA
United States

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Pleasant View Final Resting Place

16541 315th St
Aplington, IA 50604

16541 315th St Aplington 50604 IA
United States

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