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Francis Harlan

March 27, 1928 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 92)


Albion - Francis D. Harlan, 92, of Albion, passed away on Monday April 13, 2020 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion.  She was born on March 27, 1928 in Kendallville, to Cecil and Pearl (Christlieb) Haviland.  She worked at Essex Wire for many years.  She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, sewing, and knitting.  She also enjoyed spending time with her family.  Francis married Lee J. Harlan, who preceded her in death on May 27, 1975.  Survivors include daughters, Lana (Flem) Messer of Wawaka, and Kay Amanda Swickard of Ft. Wayne; sons, Bill Harlan of Topeka, and Mike Harlan of Cosperville.  Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee; her parents; a son, Ronnie Harlan; daughters, Carol Becker and Terry Pippenger; and brothers, Falconer "Bus" Bergstrom, Richard "Dick" Haviland, Fred Haviland, and Warren "Bill" Haviland; and a sister, Lola Carper.  Due to restrictions on public gatherings, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.  To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit

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