Harley D. Getting

Born: Thu., Jan. 10, 1946
Died: Mon., Feb. 25, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2013
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 01, 2013
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church

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Harley D. Getting
Harley D. Getting, 67, Janet Lake, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Fairview University Medical Center—Mesabi, Hibbing.  He was born on January 10, 1946, in Eldora, IA to Clarence and Lamka Getting.  Harley had a love of animals and the outdoors that began when he was a boy and continued throughout his life.  He was united in marriage to Jeri Schoon on January 27, 1967, in Grundy Center, IA.  Harley’s love of the lakes and woods led them to settle in Northern Minnesota on Janet Lake in 1972.  He worked for Electrolux Corp. until 1978, and had started his own business, Edgewater Taxidermy, which became his full time occupation.  His son, Galen, joined him at Edgewater in 1994, and continues the family business to this day.  Harley enjoyed hunting and fishing and could be found in the evening fishing from his dock or his boat with his lab at his side.  He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Hibbing.  
Harley is survived by his wife, Jeri, of Janet Lake; two children: Galen (Crystal) Getting of Hibbing and Kate (Walter) John of Brooklyn Park, MN; six grandchildren:  Dane Getting, Lily Getting,  Theo John, Alex John, Mary John, and Izzy John; a brother-in-law, Paul (Linda) Schoon of Marshalltown, IA; a nephew, Mike (Christina) Holeman; two nieces, Kellie (Kevin) Szenderski and Angela (Brian) Wood; and by his loyal companion, Max his black lab.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  
Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2013, in Wesley United Methodist Church from 10 AM until the 11 AM funeral service.  Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing.

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Lori Volker Leochner
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
Jeri and family, thinking of you during this difficult time. You will always be among our 'Silica' friends. Harley was an enjoyable fellow and will be missed by many. My sympathy to you.
Lori (Volker) Leochner

Andi, Ethan & Alivia (friends of the John family)
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
We are saddened by the sudden loss of your loved one. We have and will continue to think about your family, especially on Friday. We love you all.

Love, your basketball friends :)

rob douglas
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
jeri and family, im sorry to hear about harley, you are in my thoughts and prayers. i have alot of memories with harley aka "al" he will be sadly missed. if you need anything please let me know

rob aka "bob"

Ed and Ethel Schoolman
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Jeri and family, We were saddened to hear the news of Harley's passing. You have our heartfelt sympathy at this trying time. We wish we could be there for the service, but it's not a good time of year to travel that far. We will be with you in thought and prayer. May God Bless all of you. Harley will be missed.

Ed aned Ethel Schoolman
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Jeri and family, Wish we could be with you on Friday. The winter weather and health problems are keeping us rather close to home in Holland. We send our sincere sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all.miyppov

Mike Holeman
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
I could not have asked for a better uncle. He took me fishing, hunting, and showed me things I never would have learned on my own. He lived his life on his own terms and for that he will always have my admiration.

Toni Middleton
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Jeri and family - My condolences on your loss. Harley was a high school classmate and fellow Minnesotan. I am sure he appreciated the land of 10,000+ lakes and both summer and winter activities on the Iron Range. I hope you are pulling together a truckload full of wonderful memories of Harley - stories to tell for years to come.

Cheryle Shoup Fisher
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
I heard about Harley's sudden death from a fellow classmate. I wish to add my condolences to Jeri and the family. Harley was a good friend in high school and in fact introduced me to my first husband, Daryl Harrenstein. It sounds as if he lived the life he enjoyed and made the most of it. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Stephen Wolf
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Jeri and Family.
My very deepest condolences and prayers goes out to you. I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of a friend and good man that was so well liked by so many. There is an empty spot in all our hearts but I'm thankful to have know Harley the last 15 years. The sharing of our lives through our conversations and enjoyments and pictures has enriched my life personally. I will miss Harley. God Bless you.

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