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Hartland Spicer

Hartland C. Spicer was born January 9, 1926, at Grand Forks to Charles and Mary (Morgan) Spicer. He grew up and attended school in Grand Forks. For many years, he worked as a taxi cab driver in Grand Forks and assisted potato growers. Hartland's hobbies included watching trains, going down the Red River, visiting parks, long walks, attending his garden and raspberry bushes, picture taking, spending time with his family, country music, and storytelling. He always had the ability to get a smile out of anyone, and his "grandpa" hugs were very comforting. Hartland had a great love for his country, and in his later years church became a large part of his life.
Hartland is survived by children Jewel (Eric) Shelton, Herring, IL; Barb (Todd) Leeson, Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Daniel (Katie) Zakopyko, Ashley Zakopyko, Mary (Brad) Hale, Michelle (Danny) Monette, and Mindy Leeson; great grandchildren: Jazmynne, Natascha, Anthony, Samantha, Katrina, Caleb, and Adrian.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons Ray and Charles, and great granddaughter Kendra.
Hartland Spicer, 86, of Northwood and formerly of Grand Forks, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center, Northwood, ND.

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Didn't know you well, but you were a man of character. Enjoy the forever beyond.

Cory Rowsell Jan 26 2014 12:00 AM

To hartlands Famly. I am very sorry for he lose of Mr. Hart, He was a very dear friend. I helped to take care of him for a while at the Nursing Home and we became fast friends. always with a smile. Thank you mr. hart for being my friend. Always remember you with love. Joe.

Joe and Fran Adams May 30 2012 12:00 AM

Jewel and Barb, I am so sorry to hearing of the passing of your dad. I remember seeing Uncle Hartland at grandpa Spicer's little house everytime we went there and the hugs I always got from him. Also, always wanted to have some of the hamburgers he bought grandpa Spicer from AutoDine. Great childhood memories! My thoughts and prayers are with you both!

Jackie Klitz Grass May 25 2012 12:00 AM

I love you Dad, all of us will miss you.

Barbara Leeson May 25 2012 12:00 AM

Hartland, you will be missed.

Todd Leeson May 25 2012 12:00 AM

I wish I could have been there for my dad....

Barbara Leeson May 24 2012 12:00 AM

It's still hard to believe he's gone, he will be deeply missed by us all. I love you Dad!!!

Jewel Shelton May 24 2012 12:00 AM