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Sylvester "Bud" Harmelink

Saturday, June 16, 2012
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Sanborn Funeral Home
401 Main St.

Saturday, June 16, 2012
11:00 AM
Sanborn Funeral Home

Special Services:
Burial will be at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin. The family will be at the funeral home from 10:00 until service time Saturday morning.

Sylvester (Bud) Harmelink passed from this life on June 10, 2012, at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn, Iowa.
Bud was born on July 25, 1925. He raised his family and farmed in the Melvin area for more than 50 years. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the Philippines Campaign with the US Army. He was married to Nancy Rook for 59 years.
Bud was a member of the First Reformed Church in Melvin. He enjoyed playing games with his family and friends. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed golfing, and was a long-time member of the American Legion.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Nancy, his parents, Gertie and Charlie Harmelink, a granddaughter, Jennifer Harmelink, brothers, Garrett and Jim Harmelink and sister, Nelvina Addengast.
Survivors include: daughter Marilyn and her husband William Paplow, son Larry Harmelink and his wife Rebecca, and daughter, Linda and her husband Gene Thorpe; grandchildren, Scott and wife Karla Paplow, Rodney and wife Angie Paplow, Ryan and wife Lynda Paplow, Wesley and wife Laura Harmelink, and Cristina Harmelink; great-grandchildren, Kati Schumann, Jacy Paplow, Amanda Paplow and Brodyn Harmelink; one sister, Shirley Mulder of Sanborn; two brothers, Duane Harmelink of Spencer, IA, and Milton Harmelink of Sydney, Australia.
Bud (father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend) will be dearly missed by family and friends.

In loving memory of
Sylvester "Bud" Harmelink
Born ~ July 25, 1925
Died ~ June 10, 2012
Age ~ 86 years 11 months 15 days

Funeral Service
11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012
Sanborn Funeral Home
Sanborn, Iowa

Officiating ~ Rev. Al Honken
Organist ~ Harriet Mouw

Congregational Singing
"How Great Thou Art"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"Just as I Am"

Larry Harmelink Wesley Harmelink Scott Paplow
Rodney Paplow Ryan Paplow Kevin Rook

Baker Township Cemetery
Melvin, Iowa
Military graveside rites conducted by
Melvin American Legion Guthrie Post #470

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