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Nikolas Ryan Harken

May 3, 1988 - May 14, 2019
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Spencer, IA
Nikolas Ryan Harken

Nikolas Ryan Harken

Born: May 3, 1988
Died: May 14, 2019
Age: 31

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     Nikolas Ryan Harken was born in Spencer, Iowa to Kimberly and Bryan Harken on May 3rd, 1988.

     Growing up, Nikolas attended Spencer Public Schools. In his childhood years he enjoyed sports, creating amazing artwork, and spending time with family and friends.

      Nik was known for his sense of humor and his ability to get along with anyone. He loved his friends and family more than anything. He especially adored being an uncle to his nieces and nephew.

     Nikolas is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ben Saunders, maternal grandmother, Janelle Saunders and his aunt Kari Saunders.

     Nik is survived by his paternal grandparents Kenny and JoAnn Harken of Holland, Iowa. His loving parents Kimberly and Bryan Harken of Spencer. His sister, Shelby Haak (John) of Spencer and sister, Lynde Harken of Estherville. His nieces Gretchen, Josie, Rosalie, and nephew Harrison. As well as many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

      The family would like to share that any monetary donations made to the family will be donated to the D.A.R.E program of Spencer, Iowa in Nik’s name.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 25, at the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Russell Muilenburg
CASKET BEARERS
Kevin Harken
Craig Harken
Justin Harken
Stephen Saunders
James Saunders
Lonnie Saunders

Honorary Bearers:

Mark Lockey
Mason Lockey
Forrest Saunders
John Haak

VISITATION
Visitation with family will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Friday, May 24, 2019,  at the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer.
MUSIC
"Who Am I"
By Stacelynn DeJager
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 8:37 AM
“I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. May Jehovah the “God of all comfort” be a source of strength and comfort to help you endure this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Psalms 83:18. ”
- CM
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:26 PM
“My deepest sympathies to you all....my thoughts and prayers sent your way”
- Nicole Christensen
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8:43 PM
“No words can express what our hearts are feeling for you. We are so sorry.”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:34 PM
“Our sincere sympathy to your family. May God give you peace & comfort during this difficult time of grief. ”
- Gary & Dee Kilpatrick
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:04 AM
“Dear Harken Family, My sympathy for your loss. ”
- Dorothy A DeGroot
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:04 AM
“Kim, Bryan, Shelby, and Lynde
So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers to you all.”
- Don Martindale
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:37 PM
“My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. May Gods loving arms encircle all of you at this very difficult time and may your many memories bring peace to your heart. In God's Love & Faith!”
- Kathy (Fueston) Renken
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:52 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. ”
- Greg and Dawnetta Baethke
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:19 AM
“Kim, Bryan and Family - we were so sorry to hear of Nik's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.”
- Anji & Brian Franseen
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:03 AM
“We mourn with you in the loss of your precious son. Trusting God to be your strength, peace and comfort. ”
- Susan & Tim Christensen
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:05 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this sorrowful time. ”
- Julie and Jade Beehler
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:05 AM
“Sending prayers during this difficult time. I hope you find some comfort in sharing happy memories. ”
- Jamie O'Hearn
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:43 PM
“Kim & Bryan
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Our deepest sympathy at this time for you & your family.”
- Tom & Kate Nelson
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:43 PM
“Nik Harken Family, Hold tight to your good memories. May he rest in peace! Our sincere condolences for your loss. Mark & Sue.”
- Sue Hallett
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:43 PM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers in this difficult time.”
- Sharon Cameron
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:43 PM
“My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Nikolas will be missed. Please know our Heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelation 21:4) and another promise is that "there is going to be a resurrection." (Acts 24:15). I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) brings you comfort. For more ”
- Janiah Miles
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:42 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the entire Harken family. Jeremy enjoyed playing with Nik when Kim babysat him as a toddler. Praying for strength and peace in this most difficult time. May your memories and faith comfort you.”
- Grant & De Linda Leu
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:42 PM
“Bryan, Kim and family. Our prayers go out to you on the tragic death of Nik. We have such fond memories of the boys playing in your or our yard growing up whether it be baseball, football or basketball. Nik was such a polite young man acknowledging us whenever and wherever we saw him. May your memories sustain you through these difficult days and months. Know he has Gods arms wrapped around him and may this give you peace.”
- Randy and Robin Albert
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:57 PM
“I am deeply saddened to hear of Nik's passing. He was always kind and so funny! I pray God wraps his arms around you during this difficult time. ”
- Jayden Bruns
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:49 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers that you will be given the strength and patience to heal from your loss. May God bless you and comfort you.”
- Duane & Joan Kallsen
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:09 AM
“My deepest condolences!!! Nik was a funny guy who always kept a big smile on his face as we grew up. He will truly be missed by many!!!! ”
- Jeremiah marshall
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear this! I hope I can be there at his funeral to pay my last respects but doubt I will be there. Prayers to the entire family! So very sorry for your loss.”
- Ashley Shugars
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM
“Dear Harken Family, so very sorry to hear about Loss. May you feel Gods love and embrace during such a tragic time. ”
- Judy Van Dyke
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM
“I am very sorry for your loss. Nik was such a good friend growing up and will be greatly missed.
Sending lots of prayers to you and your family in this time of need.”
- Kelly Rose McCullough
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM
“So deeply saddened by this tragic and untimely death. Keeping everyone affected by this devastating loss in our thoughts. ”
- Jessica Saunders & Loren Corkery
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to the Harken family. Carol & Pat Morgan”
- Morgan
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“We are saddened by Nick's death and will keep you and your family in our prayers. We enjoyed having Nick live across the street from us. He would always talk to us and be so polite to Carl and I. Praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you!
Carl and Laura Carlentini”
- Laura Laura Carlentini
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“We are so very sorry for your loss. Luana, Tori & J.J.”
- Luana Nair
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“Harken Family, You have my deepest sympathies. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Tami Diekmann
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“Bryan and family
I have no words to help comfort you...may God comfort you and hold you tight during this time of sorrow
- Therese Schany
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“Kim and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Kristi Jones
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“I am very sorry for your loss. Nik was such a good friend growing up and will be greatly missed. Sending lots of prayers to you and your family in this time of need. ”
- Kelly Rose McCullough
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“Harken Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Nik. May care and love of those around you provide comfort & peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences to you all.”
- Paul & Hilary Becker
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“To the family and friends of Nik
you all have our deepest sympathies !
May God guide you thru the next days, months and years !
My heart is heavy like yours !
I'm so very sorry .
Praying for peace and love in your hearts !!!
- Rhonda Olson
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Nik. Our thoughts are with all of you!”
- Donna/Tom Malmgren
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“Bryan, Kim and Family, I haven’t any words to express to you how much I care/hurt for each of you.....I pray you can find a sense of comfort in knowing the prayers and love that surround you at this time. My deepest sympathy, my prayers will continue as you face the journey ahead. ”
- LaVonne Clark
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“Im very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Nik and he was always a happy kid. Prayers for your family.”
- Krystal Ahrens
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“So sorry for your loss of such a handsome young man. He now has his Angel Wings and is in the Safe Arms Of Our Lord. Remember the beautiful memories and that Nik will always be with you. You will Forever See Signs Of Him Near. May God's Love Help You Thru.”
- Connie Khounlo
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to the Harken family. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. God bless you all.”
- Monty & Monica Dammann
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1:42 PM
“My prayers of comfort to all in Nik's family as you go through the difficult days ahead.
My deepest and most sincere sympathy. ”
- Mari Lu Larson
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:31 AM
“Bryan, I am so very sorry to hear of Nik. I thought a lot of him as he grew up, and I found him a pleasure to be around. Prayers for your family at this tragic time.”
- Randy Plagman
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:31 AM
“Bryan and Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of all of you and sending our sympathy.”
- Danielle Frein
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:59 AM
“My sincerest condolences for your loss. Lifting your family up in prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in each other and the memories of Nik. ”
- Melissa Sedey (Poulsen)
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:59 AM
“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Deb Lockey
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:59 AM
“God Bless the entire Harken family!”
- Jeff & Judy Mahrt
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“I am so very sorry for all of you. Nik was such a neat 4th grade kid.”
- Janet Keck
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“Our sympathy to the entire Harken family
- Colleen and Bill Gerdeman
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“To the Harken Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that you can find peace and comfort through our prayers, your family, and friends. ”
- Brenda Griffin
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences.”
- Mariah Wallskog
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“I knew Nick back when I hired him at The Sports Page. Great kid to be exact. Years later a ran into him at the store and had a great conversation. Nick will forever be in my heart With that big smile. Rest easy buddy, the rides over ”
- Ryan Kabrick
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“Sending our prayers to your family. It is such a tragic loss.”
- Christopher Gude
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