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Elmer H. Habben

Published: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Elmer H. Habben

MORRISON – Elmer H. Habben, 95, of Morrison, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison. He farmed, along with his wife, in the Round Grove area for 42 years until 1982, when they moved to Morrison.  

Elmer was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Clyde Township, the son of Eve and Hulda (Shultz) Habben. He married Arline E. Janssen on Jan. 28, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2001. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Everett) Pannier, and one son, Duane “Barney” (Sharon) Habben, both of Morrison; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Raymond (Mary Jane) Habben of Morrison.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Annie Burkholder, Margaret Gaffey, Cynthia Ernest, Alma Johnson, Edna Workman, and Laura Thielen; and three brothers, Julius Habben, Alfred Habben, and Herbert Habben.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Donald Matthiessen, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Our Savior Lutheran Cemetery in Sterling.

Memorials have been established to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sterling and Morrison Rockwood State Park.

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