Harlan H Harter


Nov. 7, 1923-January 3, 2013



Harlan H Harter, born and raised in Waukesha, was born to eternal life Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, after a short illness, at age 89.


He was being cared for by his loving daughters, Susan Harter, Mardi (Rod) Schwarzhuber and Pattie (Tom) Breines.


Harlan was the cherished friend of Carol Janny, John Heim and Don Rettenmeier, and dear brother of Sally (Jim) Wagner. He is also loved and survived by his grandson, Evan Schwarzhuber; granddaughter, Amy (Burt) Eichstaedt; son-in-law, Dennis (Pat) Kruck; great-grandchildren, Kristeen and Jacob Eichstaedt; and other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes; wife, Marlys (nee Venne); a daughter, Kristeen (Kruck); and son-in-law, Tom Breines.


Harlan was a member of the Tucson, Ariz., AMVETS, and was a World War II veteran having served with the Army Corps of Engineers. His life long passions were golf and sports, having excelled at both. He worked for Murphy Diesel and Bradley as a purchasing agent and was referred to as the nicest guy anyone knew,

 H was a role model for how one should live their life and will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends who are consoled that his memory will forever live on in their hearts.


Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon with a service to follow Saturday, Jan. 26, at RiverGlenChristian Church, S31-W30601 Sunset Drive, Waukesha. Family and friends are invited to attend.


In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Diabetes Association is appreciated.