Harlan was born in Township of Harrison, Wisconsin on May 17, 1927, a son of the late Clara (Johnson) and Louie Loken. He was united in marriage to Mildred Lorraine Schulke on Aug. 20, 1949 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Manawa. Harlan farmed, sold potatoes, pigs, silos, and corn bins. Harlan was a member of Hitterdahl Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir. He also served on the REA and the Iola-Scandinavia School Board.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred Loken; dear sons, David (Pat) Loken, Dan (Sharon) Loken, all of Iola; special grandchildren: Jodi (Jason) Long, Jill (Tom) Sharp, David (Debbie) Loken, Denise (Kevin) Willis, DJ and Caleb Loken also special great-grandchildren: Kiedra, Preston, Alex, Ethan, Olivia, Cooper, Korz, Dane, Roen, Jacob, Aspen; sister-in-law, Arlene Roland; sister and brother-in-law, Delores and LeRoy Armon; sisters-in-law: Janice, Audrey, and Pat Schuelke along with very special relatives and friends. Harlan was preceded in death his parents, Louie and Clara Loken; sister, Bernice (Ernest) Erickson; brother, Lawrence (Elaine) Loken; his other brother, Hollis (Eileen) Sether; sister-in-law, Irene Reisonberg; brothers-in-law: Bill Heineman, Roy Reisonberg, Rudy Roland, Maynard, Martin, and Gordon Schulke.
Funeral Service will be held at Hitterdahl Lutheran Church, Iola, Wisconsin, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th, with Reverend Dale Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Hitterdahl Lutheran Church. Interment will be in in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Register Book and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.voiefuneralhome.com