Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider

  • Died: August 30, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Cleo Elizabeth (Olerich) Harkenrider, 92, known to all as "Aunt" Cleo, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne, where she had lived almost five years. Cleo was born in Carroll, Iowa and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana as a young woman to work at General Electric. She spent most of her career working with her husband as VP of Harkenrider Concessions. She always greeted her customers with her infectious smile. Aunt Cleo was a candy maker and baker extraordinaire and her pie crusts were one of a kind. She was a devoted wife, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her sister, Alva (Paul) Clay and many nieces and nephews and all who loved "Aunt" Cleo. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; brother, Bob Olerich; and parents, Carl and Adelia (Eilers) Olerich. Private funeral mass at St. Anne Home 1900 Randallia Drive with a public visitation from 12 PM to 1 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019. Burial will follow in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials to St. Anne Home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace Aunt Cleo...thoughts and prayers to her family.

Posted by Wanda Kierski - Key Largo, FL - Family Friend   September 06, 2019

Cleo had a knack for richer and of course we had some real good games played with her
Our sympathy goes out to all of you watched out and loved her dearly.we are thinking of at this somber time from all of us chris caleb Tony Jamie and family

Posted by Nancy and ronny Hauser - Carroll, IA   September 04, 2019

The greatest memory I have of aunt Cleo is her constant smile and her hearty laugh!

Posted by Barb Grossman - Pittsburgh, PA - Family Friend   September 03, 2019

Aunt Cleo, I will miss you! I'm sure Uncle John, Mom and Dad will be greeting you with open arms! Love you, Teresa

Posted by Teresa Olerich-Cox - Chicago, IL - Family   September 03, 2019

I never called her anything but Aunt Cleo, she was everyone's aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Ann & Attila

Posted by Ann Szilagyi - Albright, WV - Family Friend   September 03, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss her! Her pies were delicious.

Posted by Cindy Schmidt - Santa Rosa, CA - Family Friend   September 03, 2019

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