Henry Joseph "Hank" Harasin


Birth: September 9th, 1927
Death: January 10th, 2018
Age: 90 years
Residence:Saginaw Township, Michigan
Survived By: Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Marie Elizabeth Harasin of Saginaw Township; a daughter, Linda Lea Harasin of Oceanside, CA; a son John M. (Jean) Harasin, DDS of Alden, Michigan; and three grandchildren: Jason (Lauren) LaPonsey, James Harasin and Angela Harasin.

Harasin, Henry Joseph "Hank" of Saginaw Township

 

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Wellspring Lutheran Services of Saginaw. He was 90 years old. Henry J. Harasin was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 9, 1927 to the late John and Catherine (Koniski) Harasin. He was a proud 1945 graduate of Chadsey High School in Detroit. Hank proudly enlisted in the United States Army and served as Airborne Trooper from 1945 to 1947, serving during the end of WWII, during the occupation of Japan. He married the love of his life, Marie Elizabeth Riedel on July 10, 1948 in Dearborn, Michigan; she survives him. Hank then began working for the Michigan Liability Mutual Insurance Company, later known as Amerisure, retiring after 38 years, as regional vice president. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, the Saginaw Country Club, the YMCA, and a strong supporter of the University of Michigan. He was an automotive enthusiast and was fascinated by their every aspect. In his free time, he also enjoyed gardening and taking care of his yard. He will forever be remembered for being a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather and leaving a legacy of a strong work ethic.

 

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Marie Elizabeth Harasin of Saginaw Township; a daughter, Linda Lea Harasin of Oceanside, CA; a son John M. (Jean) Harasin, DDS of Alden, Michigan; and three grandchildren: Jason (Lauren) LaPonsey, James Harasin and Angela Harasin.  

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Harasin and a sister, Bertha Paweski.

 

FUNERAL: A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State Street. Rev. Fr. Richard Bokinskie will officiate. Honoring Hank’s wishes cremation has taken place. Private burial and Military Honors will immediate follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan, under the auspices of the United States Army.

 

VISITATION: Friends are welcome to visit the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass.



MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter. Arrangements are entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com. 



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CONDOLENCE MESSAGES


“We were so sorry to read about your dad. Our prayers are with you and Jeanie and the kids.”


Wayne & Dottie Mayou



“When mom called and told me that your dad passed away I felt very sad for you. You often talked about things that you and your dad did together when you were younger. You would tell stories of things that you, your dad, and the kids would do. I pray and hope that you have found peace in your heart knowing that you had such a wonderful father and that your kids had such a wonderful grandfather. Marco, Trenton, and I wish you nothing but peaceful and good memories for the days to come. I also could send you a Cantaloupe for when your stomach starts to growl and tells you it's time to eat. Believe it or not that is one of my favorite memories sitting in your chair in hearing your stomach growl it made me laugh and it made me relaxed and I always knew you were my friend not just by doctor. I am praying that your family is able to find peace in this time of loss and uncertainty. Love, Meridith, Marco, and Trenton”


Meridith (Mayou) Isome





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