OBITUARY

Annemale "Molly" Harksen

June 14, 1921June 9, 2018
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Annemale “Molly” Harksen, 96, of Davenport, passed away, Saturday, June 09, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 5 -7 pm. on Monday June 11, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church. Online tributes may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Molly was born on June 14, 1921 in Germany, the daughter of Herman and Louise (Conrad) Gutzeit. She was united in marriage to Karl Harksen on October 26, 1943 in Cedar Rapids. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2004. Molly worked as a nurse until her retirement. This included working at the Rock Island Arsenal, the medical division of Oscar Mayer, and the Davenport Clinic. She was called to work the Polio Epidemic in Rockford, IL and later participated in administering trial polio inoculations for school children. Children were her passion, and she spent most of her years as a beloved pediatric nurse. Molly’s other interests include PTA, 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary. Molly was a devout Christian and attended the First Baptist Church, Davenport, IA. She participated in Ruth Circle, senior ministries and numerous Bible studies. Survivors include her children, son Thomas K. (Donna) Harksen, Davenport, IA and daughter, Patrice (David) Lake, Davenport, IA; brother, Thomas C. Gutzeit, Monticello IA; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Harksen; sister Herta Beatty; and grandson Matthew Lake.

  • FAMILY

  • Herman Gutzeit, Father
  • Louise M. (Conrad) Gutzeit, Mother
  • Karl Harksen, Husband
  • Thomas (Donna) K. Harksen, Son
  • Patrice (David) Lake, Daughter
  • Thomas C. Gutzeit, Brother
  • Herta Beatty, Sister
  • Matthew Lake, Grandson
  • Also left to cherish her memory are four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral service Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Bruce and Carol McNeely

June 10, 2018

So sorry to learn of Molly’s death. She was such a sweet person with a beautiful spirit about her. We will always cherish her wonderful smile. May God comfort the entire family during this time of grief and loss.

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Forever In Our Hearts

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Molly ~ 9 Months Old

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Louise and Herman Gutzeit, Molly and Herta

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Herta and Molly "Passport Pictures"

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Molly In Glasses and Dark Bow

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Confirmation Picture

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Molly and Sister Herta

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Molly and Herta

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Gutzeit Family - Molly, Herta, Louise, Thomas, and Herman

Biography

Annemale “Molly” Harksen, 96, of Davenport, passed away, Saturday, June 09, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 5 -7 pm. on Monday June 11, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church. Online tributes may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Molly was born on June 14, 1921 in Germany, the daughter of Herman and Louise (Conrad) Gutzeit. She was united in marriage to Karl Harksen on October 26, 1943 in Cedar Rapids. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2004.

Molly worked as a nurse until her retirement. This included working at the Rock Island Arsenal, the medical division of Oscar Mayer, and the Davenport Clinic. She was called to work the Polio Epidemic in Rockford, IL and later participated in administering trial polio inoculations for school children. Children were her passion, and she spent most of her years as a beloved pediatric nurse.

Molly’s other interests include PTA, 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.

Molly was a devout Christian and attended the First Baptist Church, Davenport, IA. She participated in Ruth Circle, senior ministries and numerous Bible studies.

Survivors include her children, son Thomas K. (Donna) Harksen, Davenport, IA and daughter, Patrice (David) Lake, Davenport, IA; brother, Thomas C. Gutzeit, Monticello IA; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Harksen; sister Herta Beatty; and grandson Matthew Lake.