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September 28, 1939 – Monday, October 29, 2012

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Thursday, November 1, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
5-8 P.M.

John “Jack” Hareid passed away peacefully Monday, October 29, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jack pursued a 32 year military career in both Active Duty and Army Reserve, where he earned many accomplishments and numerous awards, his proudest being graduating from the Sargeant Majors Academy in 1980. In addition, he had a 40 year civilian career serving as the Unit Administrator for the 353rd Transportation Company in Buffalo, MN.

In 1964 Jack married Sharon (Minnier) and they made their home in Buffalo, where they raised their two sons: Todd (Renee) Hareid of Monticello and Ryan Hareid (Deceased), they were also blessed with four grandchildren: Melissa Hareid of Rockford, Anthony (Irina) Hareid of Eielson AFB, AK, Jonathon Hareid of Buffalo and Dylan Hareid of Buffalo; two great grandchildren: Hailey Eagles of Rockford and Mia Hareid of Eielson AFB, he is also survived by a sister: Patricia (Darwin) Ripley of Alexandria, many nieces and nephews.

Enjoying a good cigar, you might find him fishing with his son and grandsons and handing out a treat to any neighborhood dog that happened to stop by. He loved the outdoors, and he also loved woodworking and puttering around in his garage-but most of all, he loved his family, who will miss him dearly.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lauri Shumway

    Rest In Peace, Jack! You were a great mentor to so many over the years. Thank you for all you have done. A big thank you to your family for sharing you with the rest of us. We are all better as a result of serving with you! Till we meet again…
    Love, Lauri

  2. Nila Bursheim (Raisanen)

    So sorry to hear of your loss of Jack. My sympathy goes out to you all. He will surely be missed in the neighborhood. May you look to Christ for comfort at this time.

  3. Kate Thorson

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Hareid Family.

    Izzie will miss coming to visit Jack and picking apples from his apple tree.

    Mark Thorson family
    Mark, Kate, Thomas, Izzie and Cam

  4. Jan Pearson

    Todd and family,
    Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your Dad. I enjoyed knowing him and wish him peace.

  5. patti pokorney

    Todd, Renee, Sharon and family: I hope you can all feel the virtual hug I’m sending. You’re all in my thoughts tonight, tomorrow and beyond. Patti

  6. Stan G. Glidden

    My favorite name for you Jack was
    “Top” due to you being the best in so many ways. Knowledge, organization, people skills and a devoted friend/Army brother. May your family take solace that you are now in the arms of our Lord. Your presence will remain in our hearts forever. We love you and miss you.

  7. Diana Dalbec

    I am so sorry. He was my number 1 e-mail friend. I will miss him greatly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God does only take the best.

  8. Tom and Toni  Forness

    Jack will be missed. So sorry to hear of of his passing. His family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Brian and Cindy Lonto

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We knew Jack from the 353rd. Although we had lost touch with him in the past few years due to military obligations, he was thought of often. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    SSG and Mrs. Brian & Cindy Lonto

  10. Patti Stevens

    Sharon and Todd; I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please hold onto the memories that you have and laugh and cry and share them. Tthey are your gift. You will all remain in my prayers as you go thru this very difficult time. God Bless you all.


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