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Harlan Glathar

June 29, 1945 — December 31, 2021

Harlan Eugene Glathar, one of five children of Claude and Mildred (Schuetz) Glathar, was born June 29, 1945 in Auburn, Nebraska. Harlan grew up on a farm northeast of Humboldt and attended Pleasant View Methodist Church. Harlan attended school at Stella and graduated from Stella High School in 1963. He then went on to attend Peru State College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts.

On June 24, 1967, Harlan was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Frenzel at the Stella Community Church in Stella. Three children would be born to this union: Laura, Carla, and Ryan.

While in college, Harlan began working for Beall Construction. After working for Beall/Southeast Construction, Harlan ventured out on his own and started Glathar Construction. Harlan also worked numerous shutdowns at Cooper Nuclear throughout the years. Harlan’s real enjoyment, however, came from raising cattle and farming the land that he and Mary purchased throughout their 54 years of marriage.

Harlan enjoyed visiting with neighbors and family over a cup of coffee anywhere, anytime.

On the night of December 31, 2021, Harlan passed away at home, having reached the age of 76 years, 6 months, and 2 days. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Mildred, and brother Merle.

Those surviving are his wife Mary of Auburn; daughters and sons-in-law Laura and Jay Nutter of Panama, NE, Carla and Tom Farrell of Plant City, FL; son Ryan Glathar of Oak Grove, KY; seven grandchildren Bailey (Dakota) Thomas, Owen Nutter, Sierran Nutter, Tyler Farrell, Riley Farrell, Kirstin Olson, Ryker Glathar; one great-grand-daughter on the way Daisey Thomas; other relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be Friday, January 14, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00.

Memorials in lieu of flowers suggested to Bedford Cemetery or Stella Community Church.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hemmingsen Funeral Home

801 S St, Auburn, NE 68305

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Bedford Cemetery

, Howe, NE 68305

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