Walter F. Harkness, Jr., 77 of Fremont, OH passed away at his home on February 10, 2017. He was born on March 25, 1939 in Fremont the son of Walter and Bessie (Slattery) Harkness, Sr. He was a 1957 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Walt served in the US Navy from 1958 to 1962 and received the Good Conduct Medal.
Walt worked as a raw materials inspector for Union Carbine for thirty-five years until he retired in 1997. He was a member of the Fremont Eagles, Moose, V.F.W., American Legion and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed playing the bass guitar, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors.
Walt is survived by his children, Dawn (John) Roca, Fremont, Wade (Lisa) Harkness and Anthony Harkness both of Austin, TX, Traci Harkness, Fremont and Scott Harkness, Bowling Green, OH; companion of thirty-five years, Christine Tusing, Fremont; sisters, Sandra (Jack) Weaver and Linda Sorg both of Fremont; sister-in-law, Karen Harkness, Fremont; grandchildren, Alexia (Craig) Illig, Kyrie and Lenee Roca and Brittni Harkness and six great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Douglas and Raymond Harkness.
Memorial services will take place at a later date.
Memorials can be made to Ducks Unlimited
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James FEASEL (Jimy)
Sorry to hear of this. Walt was a good man and made everyone feel at ease around him and welcomed all. His sense of humor and wit kept everyone smiling and laughing. I will always remember the good garage parties. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes to all the family.
Wally will be missed. You have my family’s condolences.
So sorry for your loss I know how u feel because I’ve done all of this and God bless u all, please read John 3:16 it will helpi , Sending to u all !! HUGS
I remember how polite and funny and kind Wally was to us at work. He had a smile on his face that you could count on and he was a pleasure to work with. My sincere sympathy to his loved ones. May he rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss, Anthony! Prayers for comfort and peace as you face what you must.
My deepest condolences to your whole family-
Hugs and much love, Hayley
Nora Palomo Zaragoza & family
Condolences to the Harkness family. Anthony, your father was a great man and neighbor.
May he rest in peace.
So sorry to hear of Walts passing.. he will be missed at that Harkness reunion.
On behalf of my family we would like to thank everybody for the thoughts and prayers.
Mary Susan Adams
Wow, just found this, Walter was my cousin, My mother was Susan (slattery) Adams. Bessie was her sister.larry was my brother.. Sad how everyone never really got a chance to communicate.. God Bless his soul and May he have eternal peace.