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Joan Harlan

August 28, 1938 — March 2, 2017

Joan Harlan

Obituary for Joan Harlan

Joan Rhoda (Nichols) Harlan, 78, beloved and devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

She was born August 28, 1938, to George R. & Helen Lenora (Mardis) Nichols in Winterset, Iowa. Joan married the love of her life, Keith, November 10, 1956, and was always lovingly devoted to her family.

Joan enjoyed her crafts, playing the piano and china painting, but even more, she loved giving these beautiful works of art away to her friends and loved ones, which shows her true heart and loving spirit.

She loved unconditionally, with an open heart. Her family always came first, she prayed for everyone by name daily and was the first to call for birthdays, anniversaries, and showing her joking spirit, on April Fool’s Day.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George & Helen as well as her brothers, George Nichols and Fred Nichols.

Joan is survived by her husband of 60 years, Keith; three children, Rick & Mary Harlan, Cindy & Brian Breen, and Pam & Mike Wagner; 8 grandchildren, Crystal & Joe Niforos, Andrea & Ed Scow, Jesse & Emilee Harlan, Janny & Ryan Crotty, Nicole Wagner, Casey & Andrew Bozarth, Megan & Sean Coetzee, and Lacy & Shannon Crall; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Linda & Ron Osborne.

She will always be remembered for her love of family, and desire for everyone to be together and feel loved. We love you and miss you.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.

A Celebration of Joan's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 1st Assembly of God Church in Atlantic.

Burial in the Atlantic Cemetery will take place prior to the service at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the family for designation at a later date to a cause that was dear to Joan's heart.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Joan's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

IN REMEMBRANCE

Joan R. Harlan
BORN August 28, 1938 ~ Winterset, Iowa

DIED March 2, 2017 ~ Omaha, Nebraska

At the age of 78 years, 6 months and 2 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
1:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 7, 2017
1st Assembly of God ~ Atlantic, Iowa

OFFICIANTS
Pastor Guy Fisher ~ First Assembly of God ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Pastor Al Hazelton ~ First Assembly of God ~ Harlan, Iowa

MUSICIANS
Kathy Graeve
Sherry Davis
Vickie Fisher
Kelly Havemeier

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
“ In The Garden”
“ Far Side of Jordan”
“Blue Moon”

CASKETBEARERS
Jesse Harlan
Joe Niforos
Edward Scow
Ryan Crotty
Andrew Bozarth
Sean Coetzee
Shannon Crall

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
Ron Osborne
Roger Harlan
Bruce Harlan
Vince Silverthorn
Dan Silverthorn

FLOWER COMMITTEE
Joanne Rebarcak
Sharon and George Howard
Hal and Allie Gronewold

LUNCHEON HOSTS
Bruce and Marcia Roenfeld
Kirk and Bev Hall
Dave and Pat Sorensen

INTERMENT
11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa

The family invites you to join them for lunch
immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the family for designation at a
later date to a cause that was dear to Joan's heart.









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