Harlan J. Hazer, 78, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Chandler, Arizona.
A memorial service celebrating Harlan's life will be held at 7 P.M., Friday, May 18, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home. A private family burial will be at the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Otter Creek, Iowa, at a later date.
Harlan J. Hazer was born on October 3, 1939 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Clarence and Elda (Marcus) Hazer. He was a 1958 graduate of Holy Rosary High School in LaMotte, Iowa. He married Doris Flenker on July 10, 1965 in Otter Creek, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Brian, Dave and John.
As a young man, Harlan farmed with his dad on the family farm, but his true passion started when his uncle Joe Marcus showed him how to drive a semi. He then became an over the road owner-operator for over 40 years of Hazer Trucking.
Harlan grew up in the Otter Creek area until retiring to Maquoketa in 2007 and spending the last five winters in Arizona. In retirement, you could find Harlan fishing at 6B's, riding his 3-wheel bike or attending his grandchildren's activities. He was a devoted grandfather that often enjoyed having pizza on the porch with the grandkids.
Those left to honor Harlan's memory include his wife, Doris Hazer of Maquoketa, IA; children, Brian (Jen) Hazer of Bernard, IA, Dave (Kim) Hazer of Maquoketa, IA, and John Hazer of AZ; 7 grandchildren, Morgan Hazer of Bernard, IA, Colton Hazer of Iowa City, IA, Kailie Hazer of Davenport, IA, Faith Hazer of Bernard, IA, Jake, Jarod and Jordan Hazer of TN; a brother Al (Lois) Hazer of AR; and sisters-in-law, Darlene Cook of Maquoketa, IA, and Mary Kay Flenker of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death his parents and an infant sister Joan Hazer.
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Doris & Family .. please know that we have been thinking of you and are sending our condolences to all of you. Harlan was a special person and Joe & I will always cherish our time spent with the Hazers.
Doris & Families - Our Sympathy !! R.I.P. - Harlan !!
Doris & Families - Our Sympathy & Thought's - R.I.P. - Harlan !!
Our Sympathy To Doris & Families !! R.I.P. - Harlan - Good Friend & Hard Working Man !!
Doris and Family
Sorry for your loss. I have a little story about Harlan. When I was 10 years old Harlan gave me my first semi-ride. I thought that was big stuff. Ed Dunne
Sorry to hear of your loss of Harlan. I share in your loss.
Doris & family. Was so sorry when you told me Harlan passed. I wish I could have known him earlier in life as we seemed to have a lot in common. I really enjoyed our "fix the world" sessions in the AZ sunshine.
Doris & family, our condolences to you for Harlan, he will be sadly missed by us all, thoughts and prayers are with you!
Bob, Dale & Mary Eggers
Doris and family, so sorry to hear that Harlan passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sooooo sorry to hear of Harlan's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doris, I don't have to tell you what an amazing guy Harlan was. You know because you chose him for your partner in life. We will miss his coffee talks with Dennis and me, and his riding the 3 wheeler past looking for Dennis to shoot the breeze with... may he rest in peace and may our Heavenly Father surround you and the family at this difficult time... Dennis and Gay
Doris and family, We are very saddened to hear of Harlan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
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