Sioux Falls- Ray Harkema, 73, died Friday February 3, 2017 in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be 1:00 PM Friday, February 10 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls, SD. Ray's family will be present to greet friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, February 9 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD.
Ray is survived by his son, Thomas (Julie) Harkema, West Salem, WI; 2 grandsons, Joshua and Matthew Harkema, both of VA; "adopted" daughters, Angela (Mike) Ebensteiner, Fargo, ND and Anita (Jason) Koranda, West Fargo, ND; his siblings, Alice Gillette, Sioux Falls, SD, David (Mary) Harkema, Sioux Falls, SD, Marlene (Donald) Schliemann, Sioux Falls, SD and Evelyn Beskow, IA; brother-in-law, Jack Sellers, DeBois, PA; and his ever-loyal companion, Sammy.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Liz, his parents, Benjamin and Lillian; brother, Johnnie and his sister, Violet Sellers.
In lieu of flowers, Ray's family requests that donations in Ray's memory be directed to a cancer charity of the donor's choice. A complete obituary and online condolences may be found at www.georgeboom.com.