Harlan Charles Radman, age 81, of Woodbury, MN, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2023, from complications related to dementia.
Harlan was born on October 4, 1942, to Harold and Luella (Spillman) Radman in Farmington, MN. He grew up on their farm north of Randolph, MN and graduated from Randolph High School in 1960. Shortly after high school, Harlan joined and served in the Army Reserve. On September 21, 1968, Harlan married Nancy Eidsness, and they resided in Cannon Falls, MN for 7 years. They then moved to the farm they purchased from Harlan’s aunt northwest of Randolph, MN to raise their family. After selling his cattle in 1994, he worked for Malt-O-Meal in addition to raising crops. In 2003, following his retirement, he and Nancy moved back to Cannon Falls, MN and in 2020, he moved to assisted living and later memory care for additional care.
As a youth, Harlan enjoyed showing Holstein cattle and in retirement collected and displayed vintage Farmall tractors and International Harvester implements. He was a farmer through and through and valued hard work. He was a longtime member of First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, MN.
He is survived by his children Charles (Leah) of Randolph, MN, Dale of Hampton, MN, and Julie (Chris) Irwin of New Richmond, WI; grandchildren Katie and Ellen Radman, and Benjamin and Anna Irwin; Sister Naomi (Vernon) Fruechte of Caledonia, MN; Brother Arnold (Myra) Radman of Randolph, MN; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy and his parents.
A memorial gathering for Harlan will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 from 4 - 7 pm at Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. There will be a short prayer service at 6:45 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a tribute donation to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration at www.theaftd.org.