After a brief illness, Harry Ewert, 83 of Arlington passed away at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington on September 16, 2021. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 30 at the Buffalo Creek Community Church in Glencoe. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington with visitation continuing one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church. Interment will be at High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Harry Herman Ewert was born on September 20, 1937 on his grandparents farm in Grafton Township, Sibley County. He was the son of Henry and Maytha (Rutter) Ewert. He was baptized as an infant at the Zion United Methodist Church of Buffalo Lake. He received his education at the Metcalf School in New Auburn and attended Glencoe High School.
Mr. Ewert, in addition to farming, was the owner and operator of Ewert’s Backhoe. He and his sons provided area farmers mostly with field drainage tile services. On June 26, 2000 he suffered a devastating farm accident costing him a leg and hip. After a year of physical therapy he was back in the backhoe. He wasn’t going to let his disability stop him. Harry operated his backhoe until his death.
On June 10, 1962 Harry was united in marriage to Rose Ann Robbins. Their marriage was blessed with a son. They later divorced. On December 17, 1974 he was united in marriage to Betty Ann Harms in Sioux Falls, S.D. They were blessed with a son and a daughter. Harry and Betty celebrated over 46 years of marriage.
Mr. Ewert was a member of the Church of Peace of Glencoe. He served on the church council in various positions. He was also a 4-H Leader. Harry enjoyed traveling, going to classic car shows with his Road Runner, stock car races, eating out, watching the Twins, Vikings, Lynx and Gophers. He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participating in sports. Blessed be his memory.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Maytha Ewert, a brother in infancy, father- and mother-in-law Marvin and Luella Kuehl and brother-in-law Larry Kuehl.
Harry is survived by his wife Betty Ann, children; Lance (Sheila) Ewert, Kyle (Laurie) Ewert and Joy (Jeremiah) Carlson, grandchildren; Alissa Ramthun (special friend Matt Lhotka), Kevin Carlson and Jackson Ewert, great granddaughter Natalie Lhotka, brother-in-law Myron Kuehl, niece Candice Link (special friend Andrew Lieffring), nephews; Chad (Angelica) Meyer, Josh Meyer, Luke (Stephanie) Meyer and Russell Miller.
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