Former Lexington Resident: Monte Harkness (1935-2016)

   Monte L. Harkless, 81 years, of Fremont, Nebraska died Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at Fremont Health Medical Center in Fremont.  Monte was born February 20, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri to Montella “Bill” and Lily (Fowler) Harkless.
  He attended school in Lexington, Nebraska and was a 1953 graduate of Lexington High School. Monte married Mary Hatch September 26th, 1954 at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. 
   Monte worked for Nebraska Natural Gas Company and then the Fremont Department of Utilities until February 20th, 2000, when he retired. 
  He lived in Lexington until 1977, and then moved to Fremont and had lived there since 1977.  He belonged to Sertoma Club of Fremont, Volunteer Fire Department in Lexington, NCIP (Nebraska Community Improvement Program) in Lexington, Hooper golf leagues, and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
  He is survived by his wife, Mary Harkless; son, Curt and wife, Deb Harkless of Lexington, Nebraska; daughters, Becky and spouse, Annie Kluthe of Omaha, Nebraska and Lori Riley of Fort Colllins, Colorado; sister-in-law, Sherry and husband, Larry Warner of Lexington; grandchildren, James and wife, Britt, Michaela, Lauren, Cody, and Connor.
  He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Harkless and mother, Lily Cranfill; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clayton and Wilma Todd.
  Visitation was Friday, June 17th, 2016 in Freemont and Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at Reynolds Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
  Funeral service were at 10:00 a.m.,  Monday, June 20th, 2016 at Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington.  Student Ministry Pastor Brent Crass officiated.
  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
  Memorials may be directed to Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, Nebraska, assisted the family with local arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

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