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Stephen Harland





Stephen S. Harland, 57, of Kalona died of cancer Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his home.  A Visitation will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 2 – 7PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with the family present from 4 – 7 PM.  There will be no funeral service. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County.

Steve Harland was born October 15, 1957 in Washington, Iowa, the son of Ron and Patty (Kern) Harland. He graduated from Mid Prairie High School in 1976.  Steve married Brenda Bush and the couple later divorced.  He was later married to Kay Lockridge. Steve worked as a janitor and bus driver for the Highland Community School district for 17 years, enjoying his daily interaction with the school children.  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, cutting wood, and trap shooting. Steve also enjoyed drag racing and working on the cars.

Survivors include his parents, Ron and Patty Harland of Kalona, his daughter, Pam (Daniel) Vercande of North English, his son, Tyler (Alisha) Harland of Washington,  four grandchildren: Rylee and Caleb Vercande, and Raevyn and Jep Harland, one sister, Susan (Gilbert) Troyer of Kalona, three brothers: Greg (Shirley) Harland of Kalona, Mike (Julie) Harland of West Chester, Tim (Deb) Harland of Kalona, nieces and nephews: Chad, Dave, Justin, and Jossie Harland, Taylor Troyer and a great niece, Anna Harland.

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Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tom Shalla Feb 22 2015 12:00 AM

I worked with Steve when I taught Kdg at Riverside Elementary. He had a quiet, gentle nature about him. He was dependable and was always willing to do anything extra that was needed. He was very patient with the kids and they loved him. You could tell he enjoyed being around them. He would allow us to "cut" through his office to get to the gym - and the kids loved looking at the photos of his kids/grandkids! He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers are with Steve and his family.

Debbie Ritchie Feb 21 2015 12:00 AM

To the Family of Stephen S. Harland, So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Stephen.Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow.Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Stephen. (John 11:41-44)

J. Moore Feb 18 2015 12:00 AM

To the Family of Stephen S. Harland, So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Stephen.Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow.Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Stephen. (John 11:41-44)

J. Moore Feb 18 2015 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to the family. We did not know Steve but went to High School with his parents. May you cherish all the fond memories and may he rest in peace.

Mick & Dale Hammer Feb 18 2015 12:00 AM

I remember Steve along with the rest of you Harland cousins with a great deal of fondness. I remember the football scrimmages and baseball on your lawn east of the house and playing basketball in your garage when I was in Jr. High and even in high school.I always enjoyed being around you guys even though you were younger. We had good times. It was an era when the Grady clan still had get-togethers and stayed in touch. I have a mental image of Steve that is very strong. It is his impish smile.He would always give you a sideway glance and flash that smile when he had done something that he perhaps shouldn't have done.Like so many more of the Grady relatives and their extended families, I miss the closeness that those days presented.Steve will always be there for those who knew and loved him.

Tom Gingerich Feb 18 2015 12:00 AM

As a co-worker, Steve was kind and caring.I appreciated his dependability.He knew how to collaborate.I am sad that I did not make a visit to him, at home, during his last few days.I saw God's love in Steve...through his relaxing smile, his readiness to serve others and his gentle spirit.He was my friend. To Steve's family,I will keep you in thoughts and prayers as you journey through this significant loss.

Anna Burns Feb 17 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Harland Family. I spent a great deal of time as kid at their house playing football in the sideyard with the brothers and playing baseball with Ron coaching baseball and Patty taking us to many away games. I wish you all godspeed in healing from you loss. Bob Stagner

Bob Stagner Feb 17 2015 12:00 AM

I worked with Steve at Riverside Elementary.He was a great guy and such a hard worker. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.He will be missed by many and remembered by all of us.I am thinking of your family. Much love, Cassie Goodwin

Cassandra Goodwin Feb 17 2015 12:00 AM

As a co-worker, Steve was kind and caring.I appreciated his dependability.He knew how to collaborate.I am sad that I did not make a visit to him, at home, during his last few days.I saw God's love in Steve...through his relaxing smile, his readiness to serve others and his gentle spirit.He was my friend. To Steve's family,I will keep you in thoughts and prayers as you journey through this significant loss.

Anna Burns Feb 17 2015 12:00 AM

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