Harlan E. Rothermel, 81, of Polo, passed away at 10:59 PM Tuesday (July 14, 2015) at his residence.
He was born December 7, 1932 in Maryland Twp. , IL to Lester E. and Celia (Rae) Rothermel.
He is survived by his significant other, Carolyn Farmer of Polo; a daughter, Michelle Rothermel of Polo; a son: Kevin Rothermel of Polo; 3 grandchildren: Marissa, Taylor and Cody; 2 great grandchildren: Landon and Brenden; brothers: Rae Rothermel of Polo, Delmar (Vi) Rothermel of Shannon and a sister, Calista (Dan) Hartman of Polo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Phyllis Ruter and two brothers: Darrell and Alan Rothermel.
He graduated from Polo High School and then entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was a farmer all of his life and operated the Polo Seed Company.
He had been a member of the Polo American Legion and V.F.W. Post where he was a past commander and had also belonged to the Farm Bureau.
Harlan loved to play cards, he enjoyed his dogs and loved to socialize.
A visitation will be held from Noon until 2 PM Monday at the Polo Family Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow the visitation at the Haldane Cemetery with full military rites. Rev. Karen Hundrieser will officiate.
Memorials may be directed to the Stephenson County Hospice.
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