Garnet S. Harnasch

Garnet S. Harnasch was born to William and Lucille Harnasch in Chesaw March 24, 1921 and passed away Nov. 2, 2011 in Colville, Wash.

Garnet wed Juanita Mitchell in 1944 and resided in Oroville working for the P.U.D. until moving to Republic in 1959 where he took over Frances Noel Hardware. When he sold the store he went to work as maintenance supervisor at the Ferry County Courthouse as well as other handy-man jobs throughout the area. Eventually moving to Colville he worked several years in a Senior Job Program for the Colville National Forest.

He spent much of his spare time doing odd jobs or hunting and fishing. Fly fishing was a passion for him and he reveled in tying his own flies known to catch fish anywhere.

Surviving siblings Gene and Verle (Norene) Harnasch, of Oroville; sons Randy Harnasch (Le) and Rodney Harnasch; daughters Carol Harris (Roger) and Susan Harnasch; grandchildren Mark Barthuly (Lisa) Scott Barthuly (Rhonda) Rob Harnasch (Kim) Sandy Kafka-Brown and various nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents Wm. and Lucille and siblings Wm. “Bill” Harnasch, Lucille Valitchka, Alice Ruby Spalding and Graham Harnasch.

There will be a small get-together (celebration of life) at the Republic Eagles Saturday, Nov. 12 starting at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served.

Bergh Funeral Service of Republic in care of arrangements.