|10/8/2013 10:47:00 AM|
Harlan 'Harely' Earl Nolan
Harlen "Harley" Earl Nolan, 73, of French Lake, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Crow River Lutheran Church with interment at Albion Free Cemetery.
He is survived by sons, Mark (Nancy) and Dan, of Cokato; grandchildren, Penny (Adam) Miller, Chrissy (Matthew) Olson, and Derek Nolan; great-grandchildren, Isaac and Savannah Miller, Hunter and Carter Olson. Harley is further survived by his brother, Floyd (Delores) Nolan; sisters, Rosie (Larry) Anderson, Ruthie (Ron) Oster, Betty Kelly, Margie (Larry) Alberg; many nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by wife Marie; parents; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Arlene Nolan; sister and brother-in-law Marlene and Dale Helmke; and brother-in-law, Colon Kelly.
Harley was born May 10, 1940, to Earl and Mary Nolan in French Lake Township, Annandale. He served in the U.S. Army reserves for three years. Harley married Marie Salmela on Dec. 3, 1960. He worked in numerous different fields, from driving gravel truck, to Faribault Foods. His latest profession was at the United States Post Office in Cokato. He took retirement due to health reasons. Harley loved his family and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved barbequing, especially with family and friends. He always had his camera handy, whether taking pictures or looking at them, over and over again. He was very interested in his family history. He always enjoyed talking with everyone, even when meeting anyone for the first time. He loved the outdoors, whether it was mowing the yard, riding the ATV, "putzing" in the machine shed, watching the deer, wild turkeys, eagles, etc. He will be deeply missed and forever loved by all who he touched in his life.
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