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OBIT: Harold “Jack” Lien


This news story was published on December 24, 2018.
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Harold “Jack” Lien, 81, of Mason City passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 27th at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Mason City. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday.

Harold Jack Lien, the son of Harold and Zona (Bell) Lien, was born April 10, 1937 in Mason City. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1956 and continued his education at Mason City Junior College. After college, Jack was employed as a police officer in Mason City for a few years. On September 17, 1960 he married Karen Martinson. They made their home in Mason City where they raised their three children. Jack worked at the Mason City Post Office until his retirement. After retiring, he drove cars for several dealerships including Skinner Motors and Pritchard Auto Company. Jack enjoyed going to car shows, watching NASCAR, feeding birds, playing cards and taking care of his cats at home. He always had a home improvement project going to keep his house up-to-date and well maintained.

Jack is survived by his three children, Jodi Wendel (Dan Brallier) of Mason City, Kim Mariner (Bob Barnes) of Mason City and Jay Lien (Kelly Noss) of Mason City; eight grandchildren, Heather Havey, Cody Wendel, Brittany Cowell, Dylan Mariner, McKenzie Meyer, Parker Lien and Tanner Lien; and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karen in 2010; and a sister, Sylvia “Kay” Flores.

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