Harold E. Harpfer, 84, of Harrisville, beloved husband and father died Monday, April 4, 2016, at Lincoln Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Community where he had been lovingly cared for the last year of his life. He was born December 29, 1931, to Dr. Harold C. and Florence (Evans) Harpfer in Wheeling, WV. Harold was a graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in Natural Resources and Business Administration. On June 13, 1953, he married Nancy Fuller in Ann Arbor. He was employed by Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Co., Hazel Atlas Glass in West Virginia, and Wickes Lumber in Saginaw and then turned to real estate investment. They were longtime residents of Saginaw. They moved to Harrisville in 2000, where the family had long enjoyed their summer homes. Harold was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Harrisville. Widely read, he recently enjoyed his time as a member helping catalog the rare book collection at the Harrisville Institute of Cultural Learning. Hal was a lifelong seeker and thinker, particularly on space and time, and always found sacred space in the woods. Harold is survived by his wife of 62 years, the Rev. Nancy Harpfer, three daughters, Lynn Harpfer Booth (David) of Chelsea, MI; Janis Harpfer Montei (Larry) of Kalamazoo, MI; and Karen Louise Solomon (Ed) of Fort Myers, FL, nine grandchildren, Phoebe (Casey) Preuninger of Plainwell, MI; Maxwell Booth of London,UK; Abram Booth of Ann Arbor, MI; Willa (Chad) McClain of West Bloomfield, MI; Matthew Montei of Kalamazoo, MI; Samuel Montei of Kalamazoo, MI; Marisa (Craig) Daniels of Highland, IL; Vincent Cozzolino of Delray Beach, FL; and Andrew Cozzolino of Delray Beach, FL, and five great grandsons, Liam and Emmett Preuninger; Elijah Montei; and Wyatt and Bryce Daniels. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Harrisville, the Right Reverend Todd Ousley presiding.
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