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HUMBOLDT Harley R. Bradburn, 67, of Humboldt, died Dec. 3, 2001, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt with the Rev. Ed Kail officiating. Burial will take place prior to the service at 9 a.m. at Clinton-Garfield Cemetery in Rolfe. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mason Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.

Mr. Bradburn is survived by his wife Carol of Humboldt; daughter Natalie Bradburn of Lincoln, Neb.; sons, Steven Bradburn of Estherville, and Douglas Bradburn of Webster City; grandchildren, Christopher, Gentina, Aimee, Sarah and Ian; his mother Bernice Bradburn of Humboldt; and sisters, Beverly Kennedy of Humboldt, and Phyllis Bradburn of Albuquerque, N.M. He was preceded in death by his father Nathan Bradburn and brother Robert Bradburn.

Harley Bradburn was born at Humboldt. He attended school at Bradgate and graduated from Rolfe High School. He was united in marriage to Carol Lehnus on June 17, 1956, at Rolfe. He attended Morningside College, and following his education worked as an accountant. He also owned and operated his business, Holiday Lighting, designing and manufacturing civic holiday decorations. Most recently, he was employed with White Transfer company in Fort Dodge, where he received the one million mile award. In October of this year, he retired due to his health. Mr. Bradburn was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. and was a past member of the Lions Club. Harley enjoyed his family and his creativity through inventions.