Jackie “Jack” A. Harkcom, 79, of Staples passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jack was born on September 7, 1939 in Wadena to Lillian Bain. He attended school in Staples and Wadena where he was a golden glove boxing champion. Jack furthered his education in the metro by becoming a machinist and obtaining his pilot’s license. He then moved back to Staples and helped his mother build a house and later moved to a nearby farm. He worked as a machinist in Staples for many years. Jack was united in marriage to Jacqueline Larsen on September 7, 1984 at Faith Lutheran Church. His hobbies included playing music, restoring antique radios and lawn mowers, riding horses in local parades and building a tiny town, little village and railroad.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline; children, Patrick Harkcom, Jeff Harkcom; stepchildren, Donald Mudick, Jr., Alex (Susan) Griffith, Augie (Todd) Kresge and Allen Griffith; one brother, Dennis Harkcom; five grandchildren, Daphne (Josh) Christenson, Travis (Felicia) Myerchin, Kelsey (Mark) Baker, Jeremy Myerchin, Leighton Griffith; four great-grandchildren, Elijah Christenson, Isaiah Christenson, Elliana Baker, and Amaya Baker.
He is preceded in death by his mother; grandparents, Charles Bain, Daisy Bain; stepdad, Llyod Harkcom; stepson, Charles Harkcom and sister, Sandra Mertens.
Arrangements are with the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples.