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Harlan A. Lafayette, age 76 of Waseca, died on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Colony Court in Waseca.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 15, at 1 p.m. at Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory in Janesville. Rev. Dr. Larry Griffin will officiate. Interment will be in the Alma City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held on Monday morning from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory in Janesville. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor’s choice. 

Harlan Adelbert was born on August 15, 1934 in Alton Township, Waseca County, Minnesota to Frank and Evelyn (Lau) Lafayette. He was united in marriage on June 8, 1963 to Carol Jean Hodapp in Janesville, MN. Harlan and Carol resided in various communities including, Alma City, St. Clair, Madelia, Eagle Lake, and most recently in the Waseca/Janesville area. Over the years Harlan drove truck for Waldorf Grain and the Alma City Creamery. He later worked for Tony Downs in Madelia, and Brown Printing of Waseca. More recently Harlan had assisted with his uncle William Morton’s farming operation in the Alma City area. Harlan enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and especially enjoyed playing the accordion. 

He is survived by his wife Carol; by his siblings Blossom (Paul) Stennes of New Richland, Erma Lafayette of New Richland, Donald (Marie) Lafayette of Winthrop, Evangeline (Rolland) Krienke of New Richland, June Fasnacht of Madison Lake, Carlyn (Ben) Kimbro of Black Duck, Junior Lafayette of Janesville, Delmer Lafayette of Janesville, Ramona Nicklay of Barnesville, and Marilyn (Harvey) Rannow of Madelia; by many nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Harlan was preceded in death by his parents; by his sisters Vila May Smith in 1979, and Ardella Lightheart in 2005.

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