Harry L. Housker, 94, of Mabel, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

He was born Aug. 29, 1919, at home in rural Preble Township, Spring Grove, Minn., to Anton and Lina (Itse) Housker. He attended the local country school, was confirmed in the Norwegian language and assisted in running the family farm while in his teens following the death of his father.

On Nov. 3, 1945, he married Ruby Myhre at the Wilmington Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove. They continued to run the family farm together with their son, Dean. He also operated Housker Brothers Repair Service with his brother, Bernard, and was an accomplished mechanic.

He was a lifelong member of Scheie Lutheran Church. He enjoyed old-time music, gardening, visiting with friends, relatives and neighbors, and tinkering in his shop.

He is survived by Beverly (Mrs. Dean) Housker and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; his son, Dean; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.