Harlan A. Logemann

FAIRMONT – A Celebration of Life service for Harlan A. Logemann, 86, of Fairmont will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Fairmont. Burial with full military honors by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and the Martin County V.F.W. Post 1222 will follow at Lakeside Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Harlan passed away Friday evening, July 19, 2013, at the Trimont Health Care Center.

Harlan A. Logemann was born on September 10, 1926, in Faribault County, the son of Henry and Myrtle (Zachariason) Logemann. He attended school in Elmore, Minn., and Ledyard, Iowa, graduating from the Ledyard School in 1944. He married Velda Estle in Shakopee, Minn., on February 26, 1946. He served in the Army Air Corps in Germany from 19461947. After his honorable discharge, Harlan and Velda owned and operated grocery stores in Story City, Iowa, and Pemberton, Minn. They moved to Fairmont in 1957. He and his brothers-in-law built a house in rural Fairmont where Harlan and Velda lived for 39 years. He worked as a butcher at Gunther Foods from 19571967, then he worked as a letter carrier in Fairmont until his retirement in 1989. After retirement he drove a bus for the Martin County Express. He especially enjoyed the young people that he drove home from MRCI.

Harlan was a Boy Scout leader for over 40 years. He participated in the Order of the Arrow and Woodbadge, earning the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award for his lifetime contribution to scouting. He had a lasting positive impact on the lives of the many young men, and thoroughly enjoyed camping with Fairmont Troop 159 on several high adventures, two national jamborees and many other camping trips.

He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church and a lifetime member of both the Martin County V.F.W. Post 1222 and the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36.

Harlan is survived by his wife, Velda Logemann of Fairmont; daughter, Susan Johnson of Pine City, Minn.; son Dennis (Connie) Logemann of Fairmont; daughter, Amy (Roger) Davis of Lisle, Ill.; foster son, Mike (Diane) Bulock of New Ulm; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Sherry Johnson; son-in-law, Ben Johnson; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; aunts and uncles.

Harlan expressed his desire for memorials to the Evangelical Covenant Church or the Cedar Point Boy Scout Camp.