John Vernon Harkrader 83, left this life on Oct.9,2019 in a cloud of dust.......
At least that is how he would have liked to! John liked anything FAST which included horses, fast draw pistols, homing pigeons, cars, bicycles, motorcycles, speedboats, yachts, and women!
John was born Mar.22, 1936 and lived most of his life on the Harkrader family homestead near Adel, IA. His grandchildren are the 5th generation to make it their home.
John spent his career in the field of social work and mental health counseling. He went into private practice in 1978 when he did individual counseling and group coaching where he was able to help people make meaningful changes in their personal and business lives.
John was proceeded in death by his parents Vernon and Edith Harkrader, his brother Albert, and daughter Heidi.
He was survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet and 3 daughters Abbey Harkrader(Sheber), Cindy(Myers) Mowrey, and Terry(Steinauer) Miller, Eight grandchildren: Daniel Myers, Beth(Myers) Holmberg, Tiffany(Steinauer) Tadlock, Christy(Steinauer) Lauterbach, Hunter Sheber, Sierra Sheber, Tess Broyles and Gatlon Broyles. Six great-grandkids: Madison, Joanna, and Malachi Tadlock, Layne Lauterbach, Abby and Maddie Holmberg, brother: Robert (Kathy) Harkrader, sister-in -law Dorothy, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held in lieu of a service. Please join the family at the Harkrader homestead (30999 R Ave, Adel, Iowa) on Sunday Oct. 20 at 1:00 pm.
"Rusty and I are very sorry to hear of John's passing. Rusty has known him a very long time and thru the years I had come to know him also- our prayers of comfort and love and hugs go out to the whole family. I am sure he will be missed- he is on to his next adventure I am sure! God Bless! Karen and Rusty Bricker"
"Uncle John always loved to share his knowledge he always had intresting stories to tell.He will be missed.Love you?"
"OH JAN-----MY HUGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY PEACE AND COMFORT COME SOON. YOU DID GOOD, MY FRIEND...."