Lewiston Morning Tribune - February 17, 1960

Harley Lansing Succumbs At Geer

      Greer - Harley Lansing, 77, died at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday at the Arcadian Nursing Home where he had been a patient for more than a year. Death was due to a heart ailment.

      Mr. Lansing was a boilermaker by trade and also had been a farmer.

      He was born July 31, 1882, at Burr Oak, Kan., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar W. Lansing. The family moved to Spokane in 1894, living there for two years before Harley Lansing moved to Woodland to live with his grandparents for a year. He returned to Kansas in 1897 and worked as a ranch hand, well driller and boilermaker.

      Mr. Lansing returned to Woodland in 1912 where he farmed and operated a post office until 1921. He moved to Lewiston in that year and worked as a boilermaker for the Camas Prairie Railway until 1927. He worked at Bovill as a boilermaker for Potlatch Forests, Inc., for a number of years after 1927 and also worked for other area logging firms.

      He lived at Cavendish for 26 years and has been in failing health since a heart attack in 1954.

      Mr. Lansing married Mabel Pool at Colby, Kansas July 3, 1909, and she died March 1, 1951. He was a member of the Quaker Church of Kansas.

      He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank Carey and Mrs. Leo Koch, both of Cavendish, and Mrs. Antone Agrell of Hot Springs, Mont.; two sons, Clement (Jack) Lansing of Cavendish and Willis of Kelso, Wash.; two brothers, D. V. Lansing of Oregon City, Ore. and Leon Lansing, Elma, Wash.; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Gilbert's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Presness, pastor of the Cream Ridge United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens at Moscow with committal services at 3 p.m. Friday.

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014

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