MADISON, Ind. - Harlan F. Kriete, 86, died at 9:50 a.m. July 28, 2005, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison following an extended illness.
Born March 23, 1919, in Jackson County, son of the late William George and Lydia Bishop Kriete, he was raised in Seymour and graduated in 1937 from Seymour High School.
He was united in marriage on April 26, 1941, to Emma Marie Wilson at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, a union that was blessed with 64 years of marriage. To this union arrived two sons to bless their home.
Mr. Kriete was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps on March 18, 1943, rising to the rank of first lieutenant serving as a navigator on a B-17, flying 29 missions during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 10, 1945. Mr. Kriete had resided in Madison since 1941, and was a livestock buyer for over 34 years with Pearl Packing Company in Madison and later with Kriete Livestock. He also was owner of Kriete Real Estate for several years. He was a former member of the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Madison Rotary Club, Madison Elks Club, Madison Moose Lodge, Madison Country Club and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. He was a former elder and treasurer of Faith Lutheran Church where he was a faithful member until his death.
Survivors include: his wife, Emma Marie Wilson Kriete of Madison; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harlan William and Donna Kriete of Angola and the Rev. Robert L. and Nancy Kriete of Union, Mo.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Susan and Jason Hosford, Andrea and Matt Millard, Gregory Alan and Leslie Kriete and Matthew Aaron and Niki Kriete; and four great-
grandchildren, Madelyn and Jeffrey Hosford, Anna Millard and Connor Kriete.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Hornback and one brother, Clifford Kriete.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. today at the Faith Lutheran Church in Madison.
Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison with military honors provided by Wright-Patterson Air Force.
Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home of Madison is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Faith Lutheran Church c/o Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home 325 Demaree Dr. P.O. Box 250 Madison, IN 47250