Harlan “Mike” Forkner Jr., 68

Harlan “Mike” Forkner Jr., 68, of Marshalltown, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Mike was born on June 21, 1947, in Creston, Iowa, the son of Harlan Michael and Mary (Rundberg) Forkner Sr.

On December 19, 1987, he was united in marriage to Debbie Spencer in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mike worked at Lennox for fifteen years and prior to that he fixed copying machines for Koch Brothers. He liked to tinker with electronics and spend time with his family. Harlan was known to be a practical joker.

Survivors include his children: Mitch (Heather) Forkner, of Ames, Tracey Ohnesorge (John Harvey), of St. Anthony, Tina (Bill) McVey, of Indianola, Sureyya (Ali) Raza, of Des Moines, Chris Ohnesorge, of Indianola, and Janet (Russ) Fisher, of Marshalltown; twenty-three grandchildren; four great-grandsons; his mother, Mary Hunter, of Des Moines; three siblings: Rick (Lori) Forkner, Dave (Suzy) Forkner, and Deanne Frederickson, all of Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harlan Forkner Sr.; his wife, Debbie on July 23, 2009 and one brother, Huck Forkner.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is handling the arrangements.