Saturday, February 18, 2017

REPOSTING TO FIX VIEWING HOURS: Funeral services for Dave Harem will be Tuesday evening

Viewing for Dave will be at Viegut Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. with Rosary to follow.  Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish on Wedesday at 10 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to Mass, with reception to follow.  Cremation will follow services.


David was born March 5, 1936 in Winona, Minnesota, the third of six children, to Omer and Dorothy Davis Harem. David grew up on a dairy farm in Pickwick/Trout Creek Valley. He graduated from Winona Sr. High School in 1954. He joined the US Air Force in 1955, and served eight years as a radar technician. His first duty assignment was in Tonopah, Nevada, where he met his wife Mary Lou Sorhouet. 

David married Mary Lou in Tonopah, Nevada on July 7, 1957.  After his discharge, he moved his family to southern California where he earned A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at West Coast University, and was employed by ITT Gilfillan for 29 years as a radar engineer. He retired from ITT-Gilfillan and then worked for five years at Litton Data Systems. He went into retirement in 1998 and moved to Loveland with his wife Mary Lou in 1999.

David was active in sports most of his life with a special love of baseball, softball and tennis. David was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a charter member of the Loveland Fishing Club and served for six years as club treasurer. He was also a member of the Big Thompson Bowhunter’s Archery Club. 

After moving to Loveland he became an avid fly fisherman. He took classes on fly tying, and after developing his skills, he taught fly tying classes at the Chilson Center. David, a devout Christian, was active in his church in California and was a member of Saint Elizabeth Seaton Church in Fort Collins & St. John The Evangelist Parish of Loveland.

David and Mary Lou had six children. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, daughter Cheryl and husband Rod of Alta Dena CA, daughter Deborah of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, son Steven and wife Sandra of Loveland, CO, daughter Linda and husband Joseph of Dove Valley, CA, daughter Susan of Loveland, CO and son, Brian of Thornton, CO.  He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, his sister Geraldine of Winona, MN, brother Allen of Trenton, IL, sister Joyce of LaCrosse, WI and brother Bruce of Winona, MN.

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