OBITUARY

Harlan O'Guin Jr.

August 2, 1941February 8, 2019

Harlan O’Guin Jr., 77, passed away on February 8, 2019 at St. Joe Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born in Independence, Missouri, he was the son of Harlan O’Guin, Sr. and Mamie Opal O’Guin. He only finished his eighth grade year in school, as times were hard in the family, before entering the workforce. He went on to work in the stockyards in Texas in his late teens before coming back to Kansas City.

In his early adult years, he worked at Ford Motor Company before going on to work in construction. In the 1970’s, he started his own sod company, Harlan O’Guin Jr. Sod, which he owned until 2010.

He loved to travel, take vacations with his family, cook, learn and discuss history, do crossword puzzles, listen to country music, help people, and…drink beer. He will be remembered for his larger than life personality, dry sense of humor, business savvy, concern for others, and love for his children.

Harlan was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth June O’Guin, whom he was married to for 51 years; his parents, Harlan O’Guin Sr. and Mamie Opal O’Guin; 4 siblings; and 2 grandsons. He is survived by 5 children; Frank O’Guin (Christine), Harlan O’Guin III, Donnita O’Guin-Spickler (Ray), Michelle Walz (Tracey), and Travis O’Guin (Dawn); 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Gene Conley; 2 sisters, Connie Hart and Peggy (Anna Lee) Peterson; many nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

Services will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 10AM to 12PM. Funeral Service will be held from 12PM to 1PM. Procession and Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64138.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, February 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Harlan O'Guin Jr.

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Bailey Noguez

February 14, 2019

Bailey Noguez

February 14, 2019

Timothy McKenzie

February 14, 2019

I worked for Harlan in the early to mid 70s with several of my buddies from school they introduced me to him and was a part of his work Crew. Hard working man have a lot of respect for him used to take our crew for lunch at Zarda BBQ in Blue Springs I was probably 15 and I had never worked so hard in my entire life but love working for this man my condolences to his family and may He rest in peace God bless!

Michelle O'Guin Walz

February 14, 2019

I love you Dad. I will never forget all the things that you taught me and the sights you showed me. Taking us to do things that most kids have never had the opportunity to do. You had a uniqueness about you and I can honestly say I don't know anyone else who had a dad quite like you . You filled my childhood with lots of fun times and I thank you for that I will miss you greatly. Until we meet again.....

Bailey Noguez

February 13, 2019

Bailey Noguez

February 13, 2019

I don't even know where to start. My grandpa was one of a kind. Me and him had a special relationship when I was a child. Grandpa took me everywhere with him. I loved helping him with his sod jobs. He would let me help measure yards and drive the tractor. My grandpa told me "no" one time in my life and he still let me get my way. He was a gambler and got me stuck on scratchers. I like to think a little of his luck rubbed off on me. He taught me the value of the dollar and that it needed to be earned. My grandpa didn't take anyone's crap. He was strong,stubborn, & very intelligent. I have so many fond memories with him. I saw him good I saw him bad. I learned that he was never going to change who he was for anyone. He loved in his own way and I I always felt it. He is irreplacable. I have so much more to say but I will leave it for myself as special memories in my heart.
I will miss you more than you'll ever know.
Love,
Bailey Michelle

Mallory Thoeni

February 13, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY