Grandpa Marv

All the 5 AM breakfasts, all the Iroquois County Fair demo derbies we went to, all the Old Settlers tractor pulls I drug you to, all the early mornings when I was detasseling. All the memories I have are good, you were always there, with a smile, never really angry with anyone. Here’s to hoping there’s a cold PBR, a dirt floor in a machine shed and a rusty stool for you to sit on, you’ll be happy forever back with Grandma Max.

Rest in Peace, you will be missed.

CISSNA PARK – Marvin E. Hari, 89, of Cissna Park passed away Thursday (July 5, 2012) at the Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton.

Marvin was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Cissna Park, a son of Albert and Carrie Knapp Hari. He married Floy Maxine Allen in Cissna Park on Jan. 16, 1944, and she preceded him in death Dec. 31, 2004.

Surviving are a son, Victor (Bonnie) Hari of Gilman; a daughter, Melva (Bill) Betka of Cissna Park; four sisters, Cora Lehman and Verna Baurer of Peoria, Wilma Stock of Hoopeston and Deloris Umach of Michigan; three grandchildren, Dale Hari of Aurora, Corey Betka of Champaign and Christine Williams of Tolono; five great-grandchildren also survive.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Ray and Al Hari.

Mr. Hari farmed in the Cissna Park area until retiring at the age of 70. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park and the I and I Tractor Club. He was an avid collector of tractors and enjoyed doing cross stitching, stained glass work and puzzles.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. The ministers of the church will officiate. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Burial will be immediately following the service in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.

Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church or to the I and I Tractor Club.

Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

2 thoughts on “Grandpa Marv

  1. what a good grandson you are
    thank you for validating my wonderful brother…
    what a wonderful grandson you are …
    thank you for validating my awesome brother and sister-law…

  2. what i meant to say was different but since i’m computer illiterate i don’t know what you’re getting –
    anyway i just love your folks and your family… and i am so sorry you have lost your grandpa – and you have great memories…

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