Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. Burial was in the Little Sioux Cemetery in Rembrandt. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
Harold Kermit Hatlen, son of Reverend Knut G. Hatlen and Inga (Peterson) Hatlen, was born Jan. 6, 1921 in Watertown, SD.
Kermit was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. He resided in Sioux Rapids and Storm Lake. In June of 2001, he entered the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids and lived there until his death. While there, he enjoyed visits from many friends and enjoyed all the staff and the excellent care he received. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
During his lifetime, he held various jobs including "pin setter" at the bowling alley in Sioux Rapids, dishwasher at Lakeshore Café in Storm Lake and janitor at Ressler's Drug in Storm Lake. Kermit loved people and especially liked marching in the July 4th Parades in Storm Lake dressed in his "button suit." Other hobbies Kermit enjoyed were fishing and playing checkers.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers: Inger and Conrad; sisters: Marianna, Miriam, and Madeline.
He is survived by his nieces, nephews and their families.