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Harlan Pladson

Harlan Pladson, 63, of Hatton, ND passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Mayville, ND. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Goose River Lutheran Church, rural Hatton, ND. A visitation will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.

Harlan Benjamin Pladson was born on January 15, 1953 in Northwood, ND to Edward and Thelma (Thompson) Pladson. He began his education in the Newburgh #1 country school and was a graduate of Hatton High School and NDSSS of Wahpeton. He married Patricia Kleveland in Hatton on May 11, 1974. Harlan was employed by Acme Welding in Fargo and Bismarck before moving back to Hatton in 1980 to begin his life as a farmer. Harlan enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, golf and play cards. One of his proudest moments was when he became a grandfather. He was so proud of his two grandchildren and enjoyed it when he could get down to Kansas to take in their activities. He so looked forward to their FaceTime visits-what a great invention! Harlan would be pleased to know that he was a donor to the ND Eye Bank-being registered as a donor was important to him after his mother was a recipient of an organ donation.

Harlan is survived by his wife, Pat; sons: Jason, Hatton, and Cory (Amy), Clay Center, KS; grandchildren: Cole and Addyson Pladson, Clay Center, KS; sisters: Pam (Jeff) Brandon, Moorhead, MN, and Paulette (Loren) Amundson, Fargo, ND; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Friday, May 20, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Goose River Lutheran Church
1547 140th Ave NE
Hatton, ND 58240

Prayer Service

Friday, May 20, 2016
7:00 PM

Goose River Lutheran Church
1547 140th Ave NE
Hatton, ND 58240

Memorial Service

Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 PM

Goose River Lutheran Church
1547 140th Ave NE
Hatton, ND 58240

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Jon Holter May 21 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers and hugs from an old friend. Love Marolynn and Jim

Marolynn Lesmeister May 21 2016 12:00 AM

We are thinking of you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kay Jeff and Shawn Peterson May 20 2016 12:00 AM

Cory and Amy....prayers for you and your family. Our loved ones are hard to part with....hope your good memories give you comfort! Roger and Carma

Carma Leonard May 20 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to Harlan's family. I got to know Harlan while broadcasting Cory's baseball and basketball games. He was always nice to me and I always enjoyed visiting with him. In the past few years when we crossed paths he always told how his grandchildren were doing. Harlan was a great man and will be missed by many. Again our Sympathy to all the family. Dan & Mary Keating

Dan Keating May 20 2016 12:00 AM

Harlan was an original.. A great guy who left us many good memories. So sorry for the loss of someone so special. He will be missed . Herb and Claire ( Hanson) Lohnes

Claire Lohnes May 20 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to you Pat and your family. Have let the boys know as know how close your families were ! Nothing I can say will make that hurt any better right now but time IS a healer. Hugs. Joy UST McLain

Joy May 19 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Paul and Linda Sorensen May 19 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sorry for your loss.

Gary, Kristin & Kalli Pedigo May 19 2016 12:00 AM

Harlan will be missed. I will never forget our baseball games and fun times. We loved to kid each other and will miss him. My deepest sympathy to Pat ,Jason, Cory and family. I will be out of town for the service but will be thinking and praying for you all. Love Condetta

Condetta Ness May 19 2016 12:00 AM

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