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Harlan "Butch" Woken

Harlan "Butch" Woken, 84, of Northwood, ND passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his home in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00pm at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood.
Harlan was born February 25, 1929 in McVille, ND to Peter and Hazelle (Johnson) Woken. He grew up and graduated from Northwood High School in 1948. After high school, Harlan enlisted in the United States Army and served for two years. On June 19, 1954, Harlan married Helen Ostlie in Northwood, ND. He served as a custodian at the Northwood School for 25 years. Harlan enjoyed gardening, fixing things, and all kinds of sports.
Harlan is survived by his wife Helen; children: Terry (Tim) Lee, Hillsboro, ND, Barb (Tim) Kraft, Casselton, ND, Scott (Kathy) Woken, Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Carissa (Scott) Olsen, Brenna (Ryan) Opdahl, Travis (Kristi) Kraft, Calvin (Jacki) Kraft, Taylor Kraft and Alex Woken; great grandchildren Riley, Madison, and Kennedy Olsen. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Harlan in death were his parents; brother Peter Paul; and sister Joan.

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Our Deepest sympathy to you and your family. As kids we always looked forward to our Sunday afternoon visits with Harlan, JoAnn and Peter Paul. And though they were rivals we enjoyed the Basket Ball games whenever Northwood came to Larimore. Harlan was the star on your team, and I was proud to be his cousin. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family in the days and weeks to come. Lester Williams 926 6th Ave. Grafton, WI. 53024

Lester Williams Apr 20 2013 12:00 AM

There was also another brother, Gene, who passed just after birth.

Becky Louise Apr 18 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this loss of Butch. Have many memories of BB Games on the Bilden Court and many visits at NHS. Maggie & Jerry

Jerry Bergene Apr 18 2013 12:00 AM

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. Blessing Uncle Harlan.... say hi to my mom when you see her. Rest in perfect peace. xo

Becky Louise Apr 18 2013 12:00 AM