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“Marky and Family: Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Harold. He will always be remembered as a fair and honest man who always had a...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Bill & Cindy Doll - Ottertail, MN

“Our deepest sympathy to all of the family on this great loss.Mike, Jen, Billy, Jimmy, Gracey, Benny & Macey ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Mike & Jen Minten Family - Perham

“We will miss you! oh did we have some good laughs! Harold!!! ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Jodi & Wade Sjolie - MN

“Marky, Amy and family,   I am so sorry for your loss.  Harold was a great guy and a pleasure to be around.  My thoughts and...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Audette - MN

“Marky,we were so sorry to hear of your loss. We so many times hear that we should live every day as if it were our last, and it sounds like Harold...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Barry & Linda Harrison - Sebring, FL

“Dear Marki, and Family:Words can not express our sympathy. We will always treasure the gift of Harolds friendship. Keep the memories tucked close to...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jane and Jim Pribula - MN

“Harold will be missed, he was a dear man and a wonderful friend to all. God Bless you all, our thoughts are with you. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jill Link - Perham, MN

“Marcheta,  Our hearts go out to you and your family at this very sad time. May you find comfort in all the good memories of Harold.  We...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Sheryl Wilkens - St. Hilaire, MN

“Marky & family,We will miss seeing Harold around.  He always had a joke, smile or words of wisdom for a person when he seen them.  We did...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Millie & Del Lauer - Perham, MN

“Marky,Jeff,Amy and family,  There are not too many words to say to you, to express our sadness and pain, except we are sorry for your loss. We...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Don & Pat Hendrickx - Perham, MN

“God has blessed me to have you as a friend Harold.  You have shown me what true strength and resolve are.  I am sure God has a special...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Al Frank - Fergus Falls, MN

“Marky,I am so sorry to hear of your losing Harold.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Ivette ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Ivette D. Garrett

“Harold was a wonderful man. We will miss him. Jon and I are so sorry for your loss.as thier are not many men like him. May God be with you in these...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Jon &Michelle Lammers - Roundup, MT

“Marki,   Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I love you and will talk with you soon. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon  DeFay - Kent, WA

“I had the opportunity to work with Harold while police dispatching at Perham Memorial Hospital and as a firefighter thru the Perham Fire Dept.  ...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Jean Rebuck Thompson - Atlanta

“Marky and Family, We extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Our thought's and prayer's are with you all. Harold was alway's so...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Mel & Delores Hoseth - Perham Mn, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to come.  Harold was a wonderful guy!  You two made a great pair!   ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Marie (Dicken) Numedahl - MN

“Marky,I am so sorry for your loss. Harold was a great guy and he will be dearly missed by many-but especially you. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Susan (Esser) Rook - Alexandria, MN

“Marky and family:We are sorry for your loss. Charley knew Harold from many years of work in the car parts business.I was acquainted with Marky for...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mert (Mercedes) and Charley Pary - MN


Harold Van de Streek, age 68, of Perham, MN, died Friday, January 9, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, ND.


Harold Van de Streek was born in Pennington County, Black River Township, August 29, 1940, the son of Egbert and Effie (Stovengde) Van de Streek. He was baptized at Tarna Lutheran Church in St. Hilaire, MN, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. Harold went to school in St. Hilaire until the eighth grade and then to Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls. He entered the US Army in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1962. Harold was married to Karen Mosbeck in 1962 and to this union, three sons were born; Jeff, Tim, and Bruce. He was later married to Marcheta Cummings and to this union was born Amy.


Harold had been employed at Consumer Co-op and also for School District 564 as lead man in maintenance. In 1976, Harold, Marcheta, and the family moved to Perham where Harold purchased Perham Auto Wrecking which he continued to own and operate until the time of his death. Harold belonged to Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham and was a proud member of the Lakes Lions in Perham. In 2008 Harold received the Helen Keller Award which he was so honored to have gotten. He volunteered at many benefits as a Thrivent member for Lutherans where they nicknamed him, The Sausage Man. He loved collecting rocks and shells on his and Marky’s many travels. Harold has also helped build a house in Jamaica with Mission Jamaica. Harold’s greatest treasure was his family and grandchildren and spending time with family and friends at the cabin on Marian Lake. He loved his fishing trips to Canada with his son, Jeff, and son-in-law, Jed, over the last few years. Harold was a loving, caring grandpa and his grandchildren meant the world to him.


Harold is survived by his wife, Marcheta “Marky”, Perham, MN; one son, Jeff (Diane) Van de Streek, Detroit Lakes, MN; daughter, Amy (Jed) Nelson, Thief River Falls, MN; daughter-in-law, Sue Van de Streek, Ottertail, MN; Grandpa’s favorite “nuisances”, Brianna, Ashley, Michaela, Taylor, Alexee, Jaimee, Adam, Austin, Laura, Amanda, Stacy, Tressa, Billy, Nikki, Jessica, and Paige; and adopted families, Kenny and Jackie Altstad, Perham, MN; Jerry and Brenda Dewar, Perham, MN; and Keith and Stacey Hovelson, Audubon, MN; siblings, Mildred Robinson, Dorothy Moorhouse, Edward Van de Streek, Ruth Roos, June Jorgenson, Barb Nelson, and Muriel Waura.


Preceding Harold in death are his parents; two sons, Bruce, December 1983, and Tim Van de Streek, December 2002; sister, Evelynn Swanson; and in-laws, Elton and Evelynn Cummings and Richard and Mabel Mosbeck.

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