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Donald Hareland

Dear Class of 1989:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Donald Hareland on Friday, Dec. 27th.

Donald was the father of David Hareland, Thomas Hareland, and Steven Hareland ('89).




Donald Lloyd Hareland, 82, of Fargo passed away on December 27 in his home, surrounded by family assisted by Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Donald was born in Hannaford, ND to Lloyd and Agnes (Westley) Hareland on July 1, 1937. He attended Hannaford schools, graduating in 1955.

After graduation, Don enlisted in the Army National Guard. He furthered his military service by attending Officers Training school. He served as an engineer platoon leader and one of his proudest accomplishments was the Bjorne Ness foot bridge in Fort Ransom, ND which he designed and oversaw the construction. After 23 years in the North Dakota Army National Guard, Don retired at the rank of Major.

While living in Fargo, Donald met his wife to be, Marlys Schuler and they married on October 13, 1962 in Calio, ND. They made their home in Fargo where they have lived since.

Donald worked in the plumbing and heating field for most of his life, and in 1972 Don and Marlys started their own business; Agassiz Chemical & Equipment, specializing in chemical & equipment for heating and air conditioning systems. Don quickly became very well respected by his peers in the commercial heating and cooling industry. Some of his most memorable jobs were the FargoDome, Microsoft Campus, and the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Don retired in 2007, selling the business to his son Steve who had worked side by side with Don for 15+ years.

Don & Marlys have been members of St. Anthony’s Parish since 1959 and Don was a member of the St. Anthony’s Knights of Columbus council. Don was also a member of the Fargo Optimist Club, serving in several board member positions.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marlys, three sons; David, Moorhead, MN; Thomas, Rolling Meadows, IL; Steven (Autumn), Horace, ND, six grandchildren; Jocelyn, Payton and Maren, Horace, ND; Kaylynn, MacKenzie and Julia, Moorhead, MN, four brothers; Dr. Willard (Alice) Hareland, Spiritwood, ND, Dr. Gary (Hazel) Hareland, Vergas, MN, John (Doris) Hareland, Monticello, MN, Westley (Camille) Hareland, Jacksonville, FL, and one sister; Dorothy (James) Bowler, Coon Rapids, MN.

Visitation from 5-7pm on January 1, 2020 followed by prayer service at Boulger Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on January 2, 2020 at 11am at St. Anthonys of Padua Church, Fargo, ND. Burial will be at 2pm at Fargo National Cemetery.



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