David F. Harkness

Died April 12, 2017


David Franklin Harkness, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at his home in St. Helen. He lived in St. Helen since 1993, formerly of Hazel Park.

David was born July 5, 1935, in Mississippi to James and Ruby (King) Harkness. He married Denise Marsaw on April 9, 1977, in Flint. He was a member of the Faith Temple in Madison Heights and the Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church in West Branch, where he served as an usher, greeter and board member. David enjoyed fishing, target practicing, playing the Wii and Farkle, and faithfully reading his Bible for more than 40 years.

David is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Denise Harkness of St. Helen; daughters, Cheryl (Mark) Ward of Flushing and Nancy (David) Brusich of Prescott, Ariz.; grandchildren, Aaron, Jennifer, Stephanie, Brianna, Chloe and Hope; great-grandchildren, Sunny Rae and Kaleigh; sister, Helen (Dennis) Goodrow of Livonia; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Roger Harkness; and three siblings.

A memorial service will be held at the Ogemaw Hills Church in West Branch on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Pastor David Kurtz will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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