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Harriet Greeley

d. August 4, 2012

Harriet L. Greeley, age 82, of Austin, died peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at home surrounded by her children and loving family. Harriet was born November 1, 1929 in Austin, Minnesota and grew up there. On March 7, 1945 she married John Greeley in Austin. John was serving in World War II. They lived in Austin, Grand Meadow and then back to Austin. John worked for Hormel for 44 years and also farmed in Grand Meadow. Harriet enjoyed most of all being with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter. She loved rummage sales, the flower garden, lots of trees, the sound and feel of rain, also old movies, doing crossword puzzles, reading the newspaper, going for rides around town and visiting her children. Harriet also enjoyed collecting tiny bottles. Our mother will be sadly missed and never forgotten. We love you Mom with all our hearts! Survivors include her seven children, Larry (Donna) Greeley, Albert Lea, MN, Rita Wyss, Austin, MN, Cindy Greeley, Owatonna, MN, Cathy Blahnik, Canton, MN, VeNila (Darrell) Bublitz, Caledonia, MN, Callie (Merlin) Anderson, Lyle, MN, Becky (Barry) Elmore, Tacoma, WA; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; brother, Ronald Jorgenson, Rock Island, IL; nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Greeley; parents, Caia and Martin Jorgenson; brother, Robert; sisters, Ramona and Marilyn; three grandchildren; one great grandchild. Private services were held.

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