Eileen E. Harbarth, age 84 of Gaylord, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services-Long Term Care. Funeral Services were Tues., Jan. 11, 2011, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn. The Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated.
Honorary casket Bearers were Joanne Schulz, Karen Warzecha, and Marlene Barfnecht. Casket bearers were Larry Warzecha, Tim Frauendienst, Tom Frauendienst, Curtis Urban, Lonnie Bacon, and Jim Harbarth.
Eileen Emily Ida (Schauer) Harbarth was born on February 15, 1926, in Stewart. She was the daughter of Herbert and Adeline (Tessmer) Schauer. Eileen was baptized as an infant on March 7, 1926, by Pastor Karl Harbe at Ev. Lutheran Church, Round Grove Township, McLeod County, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1939, by the Rev. Alf. Streufert, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her education at country school.
On January 17, 1945, Eileen was united in marriage to Alvin Harbarth by the Rev. Alf. Streufert, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The couple farmed in New Auburn Township. Eileen was a loving homemaker and mother. Eileen and Alvin shared 50 years of marriage before Alvin passed away on April 2, 1995. They were blessed with four daughters.
Eileen was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Eileen loved cooking, baking, spending time with family and friends, especially the grandchildren.
Eileen is survived by her daughters, Marlys Warzecha and her husband, Jerome of Glencoe, Mavis Frauendienst and her husband, Edwin of New Auburn, Lois Urban and her husband, Gerald of Amboy, and Doris Will and her husband, Daryl of Hamburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Ide of Hutchinson; brother, Victor Schauer and his wife, Margaret of Bloomington, sister-in-law, Linda Schauer of Salol; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Adeline Schauer; husband, Alvin Harbarth; and granddaughter, Tamara Frauendienst.