Harold E. Nowling, 87
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April 6, 1925~Nov. 3, 2012
Passed away peacefully at his home November 3rd, 2012 at age 87. Funeral service will be 11:00 on Friday November 9th, 2012 at the First Lutheran Church 304 Elm Street, Sauk Centre, MN with Reverend Becky Thomas officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Inurnment will be at Fort Ripley, Little Falls, MN on Saturday November 10th, 2012.
Harold was born on April 6th, 1925 at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to Jacob and Rebecca (Becker) Nowling. At the age of 16 he moved to the Minneapolis area where he graduated from Central High School. Harold was a very proud World War II Veteran. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the age of 18 and took basic training at Camp Dodge in Iowa. Harold served as a Fuselage Mechanic working on B29's. Harold was united in marriage to Barbara (Arnold) and together they had 4 children. They later divorced. Harold retired as a Purchasing Agent from Fineberg's in 1983.
On April 9th 1988 Harold was united in marriage to Geri (Adolphsen Flaten) Nowling. They resided in St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, Glenwood and Sauk Centre. Harold and Geri spent many years traveling in their motor home and 5th wheel. They enjoyed wintering in many southern states. Harold loved to Golf with his buddies. He and Geri enjoyed a long retirement filled with Golf, Travel, Friends and Family.
Harold is survived by his wife, Geri; his sister, Jeanette; his four children, Barry (Robin), Susan and Jonathon of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Andrew (Mary) St. Louis Park, MN; five grandchildren, Chrissy, Carrie, Peter, Cori and David; two step-children, Jeff Flaten and Jan (Jeff) Hislop; 5 step-grandchildren, Nisse, Garrett, Ross, Andrea and Grant. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Louis.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to St Michael's Hospice at 425 North Elm St., Sauk Centre, MN 56378.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 6, 2012