Chaplain Arvid A. Harklau age 89, of Lima passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1933 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to the late Albert and Helen (Barta) Harklau. He married Elaine Schroeder September 1, 1956 and she survives in Lima.
Arvid received a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary, served as Chaplain at Iowa State Hospital and a year at St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He had 16 years parish experience, 19 years as a chaplain mostly at Lima Correctional Institute and then 8 years as interim pastor at various congregations. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville.
Additional survivors include a son Peter (Tracey) Harklau of Lima, daughters Stephanie (Jason) Shamroski of Rockledge, FL and Michelle Harklau of Columbus; 3 grandchildren: Diana, Kevin and Samantha and a brother Lanny (Sharon) Harklau of Stillwater, MN.
The family will receive friends 10 to 12 Monday, November 14 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Funeral service will follow at noon with Pastors Sam Payne and Robert ‘Bob’ Gibson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church