Carl A. Harpin
Date of Birth
April 4, 1927
Creston, Iowa
Entered into Rest
July 7, 2014
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Monday, July 14, 2014 ~ 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion Post #129


Monday, July 14, 2014 ~ 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Ashland United Methodist Church

Carl A. Harpin, 87 of Ashland, NE, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Ashland Care Center in Ashland.  He was born April 4, 1927 in Creston, IA to Arthur and Grace (Sowash) Harpin.  Carl graduated from Creston High School in 1944 and then entered the U.S. Army.  He served his country until being honorably discharged in 1947.  On June 14, 1958, he was married to Denece Jones at Howard Schofield’s country home in Ashland.  Carl spent over 45 years working for the railroad until he retired in 1994.  He also worked in maintenance at the Ashland Country Club and for many years he worked on Saturdays for Mead Lumber.  In the later years he enjoyed crocheting and he loved watching all sporting events.

He is survived by wife of 56 years, Denece Harpin; daughters, Nancy Hamann of Lincoln and Kay (Geoff) Marti of Lincoln; sons, Wayne Harpin of Ashland, David Harpin of Omaha, Gregg (Amy) Harpin of Victoria, TX, and Jim Harpin of Oklahoma City, OK; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Connie Landon of Lancaster, WI; sisters, Juanita Clarke of St. Paul, MN and Barbara Norwick of Custer, SD.

Pastor Andrew Moyer will be officiating.

Condolences for Carl A. Harpin
  1. Tracie Thomason
    • July 9, 2014 - 8 years ago

    Such a sweet soul. I will truly miss caring for this man. He had an rough and tough outter shell but once you got to pull back the layers he was the sweetest man. I will forever remember joking with him about our tattoos and the hug he made sure to give me every night I helped him to bed. RIP Carl. You will forever be remembered.

  2. Brent Robinson
    • July 9, 2014 - 8 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. Our Boys Town Cowboys have lost one of their greatest fans. I always enjoyed seeing Carl’s face at the games. I knew he was going to give me an earful, but he always finished with a smile. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Brent Robinson, Former Boys Town Athletic Director

  3. Sharon Schaub
    • July 10, 2014 - 8 years ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in my prayers.

  4. Diane Marie Jones
    • July 12, 2014 - 8 years ago

    Thinking of you all, and sending love and hugs. Cousin Diane Jones

  5. Jim & Kitty
    • July 13, 2014 - 8 years ago

    Carl always made th most beautiful counted-stitch pictures and gave so many away. This is a true art. We send love and prayers to all the family and an extre hug for Denece. Jim and Kitty

  6. Vana Rogers
    • July 21, 2014 - 8 years ago

    Wayne – so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know others are thinking of you at this time. Take Care.

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