Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider
April 26, 1927 – August 30, 2019
Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider, 92, known to all as “Aunt” Cleo, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne, where she had lived almost five years. Cleo was born in Carroll, Iowa and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana as a young woman to work at General Electric.
She spent most of her career working with her husband as VP of Harkenrider Concessions. She always greeted her customers with her infectious smile. Aunt Cleo was a candy maker and baker extraordinaire and her pie crusts were one of a kind. She was a devoted wife, sister, aunt and friend.
She is survived by her sister, Alva (Paul) Clay and many nieces and nephews and all who loved “Aunt” Cleo. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; brother, Bob Olerich; and parents, Carl and Adelia (Eilers) Olerich.
Private funeral mass at St. Anne Home 1900 Randallia Drive with a public visitation from 12 PM to 1 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019. Burial will follow in Lindenwood Cemetery.
Memorials to St. Anne Home.
- St. Anne Home
- Public Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Burial Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Preferred Memorial