NEW ULM - Harlan "Harley" Hengel, 77, of New Ulm died Sunday, July 27, 2008at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldiers Rest Section.
Full Military Honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Harlan is survived by his wife, Marlene Hengel of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Deb and Jim Hofmeister of New Ulm; sons and daughter-in-law, Ron Hengel of Pocatello, Idaho, Tom and Tami Hengel of Missoula, Montana; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and John Nieman of Rose Mead, California; brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren and Bonnie Hengel of Edmond, Oklahoma, Glynn and Brenda Hengel of Laughlin, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a stillborn son, Scott Harlan Hengel.
Harlan Joseph Hengel was born on January 21, 1931 in Wanda to Joseph and Helen (Welsh) Hengel. He served in the U. S. Army in Korea from January of 1952 to December of 1953. On June 15, 1954 he was united in marriage to Marlene Turbes at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. Harlen worked at Kraft Foods in New Ulm from 1954 to 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, woodworking, watching the Minnesota Twins and sports. Harlan also enjoyed spending winters at their home in Texas and the summer at their home on Lake Stella. Harlan was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and the American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm.