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Harlan Lee Schuring

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:20 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:38 a.m. CDT

Harlan Lee Schuring, 78, of Newton passed away Sunday afternoon, April 27, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton.

A funeral service for Harlan will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, conducted by Rev. Aaron Loree. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements. A visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are being designated in Harlan’s name or to the Court House Christmas Lighting fund.  Burial will be in the Newton Union Cemetery.

Harlan the son of John and Mary Grace (Gezel) Schuring, was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Pella. He was a high school graduate.

On July 6, 1957, Harlan was united in marriage with Colleen Swart. He was employed by Maytag, 31.5 years, retiring in September 1986, in the assembly department. On Feb. 2, 1987, he was preceded in death by his wife Colleen. He had devoted his life to his family, and was a member of the First Baptist Church and UAW #997. On Nov. 6, 1987, Harlan married Shirley Welch, in Newton. He enjoyed working at the Iowa State Fair and delivering cars for Noble, Clemons and Axtell Ford. He had spent winters in Alamo, Texas for 14 years.

Harlan was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Colleen; and his step-father, John Borrall.

Those left to honor Harlan’s memory include his wife, Shirley; a daughter, Deb (Jim) Schuring-Lindstrom of Hartford; a son, Rod (Beverly) Schuring of Newton; his five grandchildren, Josh Lindstrom, CarolAnne (Jake) Snowden, Colleen Schuring (her fiancé Mark Quindt), John Harlan Schuring and Austin Schuring; a sister, LaDonna (Gorman) Rozendaal of Sully; several nieces and nephews; his dog, Peaches; and many friends.  

Online condolences may be left at www.pencefh.com.

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