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Harlan L. Stewart

Monday, September 20, 2004

June 6, 1927-Sept. 18, 2004

CAMBRIDGE -- Harlan L. Stewart, 77, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge.

He was born June 6, 1927, to Everett and Ethel (Beeson) Stewart in Kansas City, Mo. He grew up in Bartley and graduated from Bartley High School in 1944.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corp and trained as a medic. After basic training, he was stationed at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver.

In August of 1947, she married Betty Jo Brooks. She preceded him in death.

In 1984, he married Melita (Smith) Bloom. He was employed with Cambridge Telephone Company from 1948 to 1989. He was the manager for the company upon his retirement.

He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Library Board, president of Rotary and a member of the William Wight Post of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Betty Jo.

Survivors include his wife, Melita of Cambridge; two daughters, Katherine and husband, Jim Tellus of Cambridge and Debra and husband, Randy Kratochvil of Kearney; three step-sons, Charles and wife, Dianne Bloom of Gilbert, Minn., Eugene and wife, Cindy Bloom of Mondovi, Wis., and Jeffrey and wife, Bonnie of Mondovi; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Services are Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge with the Roy Hart Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge. A military committal will be given.

Memorials may be given to the Butler Memorial Library of Cambridge.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.