Harlan Magnuson, Mesa died on November 6, 2019. He was 87. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mesa, Arizona on 15 November at 11 a.m.
Harlan was born and raised on a farm near Sherwood, ND. and graduated from Sherwood High School in 1950. He was drafted into the army and served for 2 years.
He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Ag Econ from NDSU in 1960.
He married Jeanne Gohrick in 1959 and moved to Dickinson, ND where Harlan worked for Production Credit Association and FmHA for many years. His primary occupation and love was farming near Sherwood, ND. Harlan and Jeanne started spending winters in Mesa, AZ in 2000.
Harlan is survived by his wife Jeanne, daughter Mary Swangler (Dave), son Michael Magnuson (Gert), daughter Marci Anderson (Eric), grandchildren Jason Tranel, Jordan Tranel (Cynthia), Shyla Swangler, Steven Magnuson, Jill Phipps (Andrew), Theodore Magnuson, Veda Anderson, Kali Anderson, Kiran Anderson, Suraya Anderson, great grandchild Elliot Phipps, sister Virgina Stainbrook, and brother Clifford Magnuson(Janet). He was preceded in death by parents Clifford and Leona Magnuson, and infant son Steven.