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William Harpin

Obituary for William Harpin

June 2, 1925 - April 19, 2017
Creston, Iowa | Age 91


William Harpin, 91, of Creston died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines at a later date. Open visitation with family receiving friends will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials can be given to St. Jude's Hospital or Shriner's Hospital. Online condolences can be given at

William L. Harpin of Noah Lloyd Harpin and Mahaley Arminda (Hall ) Harpin was born June 2, 1925 in Creston, Ia. William was educated in Creston and graduated from Creston High School.

On August 3, 1947 Bill was united in marriage to Eileen Harpin in Creston, Ia. at the United Methodist Church. He was a lifelong resident of the Creston area where he was a farmer, member of the railroad bridge gang, clerk at a liquor store and Puralator Paper Cutter. He most recently worked in Maintenance and housekeeping at the Greater Regional Hospital in Creston.

Bill was a member of The First Christian Church Disciples of Christ and Odd Fellows as a 50 year member. He was also on the Grove Chapel Cemetery Board.

William is survived by his wife Eileen; three sons, Michael Harpin of Warner, Okla., David (wife Mari) Harpin of Austin, Texas and Noah (wife Laura) Harpin of Urbandale; two daughters, Bonita (husband James) Shaha of Beeville, Texas and SuEllen Hartman (James Ramsey) of Belton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Bernard of Victoria, Texas and Minnie Belle Martin of Mesa, Ariz.
William was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Frank, Lawrence, Jerry, Ray and Earl and two sisters, Helen and Margaret.


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