Dr. Carl J. Harberts

Dates

March 24, 1929 - October 10, 2017

Obituary

Dr. Carl J. Harberts, 88, Emery, SD died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, October 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer, SD. Burial will be in the Emery Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Friday with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the church in Spencer.

Arrangements are with the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.

Carl J. Harberts was born March 24, 1929, in Worthington, MN, to Theodore and Lillie (Paulsen) Harberts. He graduated from Worthington High School and attended Worthington Jr. College. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Veterinarian Degree in May 1954. He worked at a veterinary practice in Pipestone, MN, until 1958. On June 30, 1956, he married June Baumgard. In 1958 they moved to Emery where he started his own veterinary practice. In 1986 he left the practice to work for the USDA. He worked there until retiring in 1998. Carl was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emery where he served on various boards and committees; he served on the Emery School Board and the Emery Community Cemetery Board. He was an avid sports fan, loved to travel, attend his grandchildren’s many activities and discussing local and world news with his daily coffee crew. He enjoyed watching and feeding his birds, reading and his afternoon naps.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, June, seven children: Karla (Kenny) Olinger of Emery, Dr. Scott (Mia) Harberts of Pueblo, CO, Kristi (Greg) Fiscus of Louisville, KY, Lori (Dave) Jeseritz of Helena, MT, Mark (LaNae) Harberts of Freeman, Bryan (Angie) Harberts of Emery, Barb Harberts of Savoonga, AK; 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, one sister, Elsie Cieri of Livingston, MT, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas, one brother, Howard, and sister, Marlys. 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, October 13, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Trinity Lutheran Church
416 Fuller St
Spencer, SD 57374

Service

Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Trinity Lutheran Church
416 Fuller St
Spencer, SD 57374

Cemetery

Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota


Posted by Dan Haeder on October 15, 2017
Doctor Harberts will be missed by so very many people. A better example of responsibility has never lived.
Posted by Nancy Keenan on October 15, 2017
So sorry to hear about Carl. He was such a nice man. You all are in our prayers
Posted by Cindy Wise on October 15, 2017
So sorry to see this notice. Although I never met your Dad, he raised a fine intelligent woman. Our thoughts are with you.
Posted by Emily Beck on October 15, 2017
Just seeing his face brings such joy to me. My memories of time at Carl & June's home are filled with warmth. Carl spoke to me at a young age like an adult. Always asking what I was doing and what was important to me. I see from the comments that he was genuinely interested in all of those around him. To his precious family, know we are thinking of you and offer our sympathy.
Posted by Randy Ahrendt on October 14, 2017
Condolences to the Harberts family. I remember as a kid on the farm, whenever Doc came out, he was always a friendly, kind and gentle man. Even after all these years, whenever he would see me, he made a point of coming up and saying Hi and asking how I was doing. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Steve Baum family on October 14, 2017
Bryan, Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Beth Wethor on October 14, 2017
Sympathy and Prayers for your family.
Posted by Dawn Rosenboom on October 13, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss and truly wish I could of been there with you all. Uncle Carl was a one of a kind and will be missed by the whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. love you's
Posted by Victor and Karen Huber on October 13, 2017
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Carl was a good man.
Posted by Herb and Stephanie Albin on October 13, 2017
Our Deepest Sympathies to June and all the family! He will truly be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Bruce and Rhonda Huber on October 13, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Norma Tierney on October 13, 2017
So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies to June and all the family­čśó
Posted by Marge wagner on October 13, 2017
Carl was a good man he will be missed have a lot of memories of him
Posted by Dan Hanna on October 13, 2017
Sympathy and prayers to your family.
Posted by Jane Narverud on October 13, 2017
My prayers are with the Harbert's family. Doc's sense of humor was always present on my many visits to their home.
Posted by Jerome & Audrey Jucht on October 13, 2017
So sorry to hear of Doc's sudden passing. Our sympathies to each of you.
Posted by Miriam Strong on October 13, 2017
I have many fond childhood memories of Dr. Harberts visits to our family farm. He was always so kind to me and allowed me to get safely close to watch everything that he was doing. It was always a special event when he came to vaccinate the herd and join us for dinner.
As your grief eases, may you each be flooded with wonderful memories. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Lynn and Dave Terveen on October 13, 2017
Our sympathy to your family. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Janie & Loren Golder on October 12, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to your family at this difficult time! May he rest in peace!
Posted by Linda Lemco on October 12, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Linda Lemco on October 12, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Sharon Crider on October 12, 2017
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Betsy Knodel on October 12, 2017
I have so many good memories of Doc. His smile could light up a room. His love for Christ resonated in his daily walk. May God grant all of you His peace in knowing that someday you will be reunited in Heaven.
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on October 12, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family .
Posted by Jason, Helen and Tyler Weisser on October 12, 2017
We will sure miss your company and smile. Our visits to Emery won't be the same with out you. Rest in eternal peace Carl. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family and all his friends.
Posted by Steve and Marjorie Sievers on October 12, 2017
So sorry sympathy to all of your family.
Posted by D.Fauth on October 12, 2017
Sympathy and prayers to all the family.
Posted by Mike and Kathy Winter on October 12, 2017
So sorry to hear of "Doc's" passing. We hope all your memories of him will keep him alive in your hearts.
Posted by Bernie & Rosalie Weber on October 11, 2017
So sorry our sympathy, thoughts and prayer to all your family
Posted by Amanda Olson on October 11, 2017
Carl, you will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
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