Harland Edmund Strandlien, age 90, was Born to Eternal Life on June 5, 2019.
Harland “Rusty” was born on October 11, 1928 in Shevlin, MN where he lived with his parents, Elias and Clara, and sister, Margaret, until he enlisted in the Air Force. During a USO dance in Milwaukee he met his future wife, Jean. In their 65 years of marriage, they had 4 children who remember him fondly through his unending sense of humor, his enjoyment of the great outdoors and voracious love of Pug dogs. For 2 ½ years, Rusty lived in memory care at Three Pillars Retirement Community. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff at Riverside Lodge for taking care of him with love and dignity.
He is survived by his beloved wife Jean A.; his children Mary Jean Cherne, Kathy Beveridge, David Strandlien (deceased), and Gail Kegley (Randy); grandchildren Curtis (Amal), Beth, Jessica, Stacie (Zak) , Kim, Shannon and great grandchildren Alina and Noah.
A Celebration of Life including full military honors will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church 313 Circle Drive, Hartland, WI. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until the Funeral Mass at 6:00 PM. A reception with refreshments will follow the Mass.
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