Gene Harnasch Sr. passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. He was born February 1, 1924 at home on the Harnasch farm to parents Bill and Lucille Harnasch.
Gene graduated from Oroville High School in 1941 and in 1943 joined the Army. In 1948 he married Grace “Tiny” Coburn and took on two adorable little girls, Sharon and Karen. Tiny preceded him in death in 1996.
Gene had a lengthy career at Prince’s Department Store, working there for 44 years. He is survived by daughter, Sharon Harris of Oroville and daughter, Karen Boehlke (Glen) of Redmond, Ore; son, Gene Jr (Susie) of Oroville and son Gordon (Cindy) of Post Falls, Idaho, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Tiny, all but one of his siblings and one of his great grandchildren, Jared Price. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church. Gene will be missed by many in our community as well as all of his numerous family members.