Maurice J. "Dutch" Harn

Mar 9, 2020
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Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 627 West 4th Street, Waterloo


4:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th Street, Waterloo with a Rosary Service at 4:00 PM, and visitation for an hour before services at the church


Mount Olivet Cemetery with military rites by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post #138, Waterloo Sullivan Brothers VFW Post #1623 and the United States Navy Honor Guard.


American Cancer Society, 4080 1st Ave NE #101, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or Cedar Valley Hospice, PO Box 2880, Waterloo, IA  50704


Maurice James "Dutch" Harn, 88, of Waterloo, died at NorthCrest Specialty Care on Monday, March 9, 2020, of cancer.

He was born December 4, 1931, on the family farm in rural Dunkerton, the son of Edward Joseph Sr. and Mary Lamb Harn and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1950 and attended ISTC for a year. Dutch served his country in the United States Navy for four years (1951-1955) stationed in Pearl Harbor during the Korean Conflict.

He married Margaret M. “Marge” Jasper on June 5, 1951 at St. John Catholic Church; she died July 25, 2001.  He had a close relationship with Sandy Seemann for 18 years until her death in 2019.

Dutch was a Waterloo Police Officer 10 years, worked delivering fuel for Sunray DX Oil Company, ran the Stable Lounge, and finally retired in 2003 after 20 plus years as a bus driver for the Waterloo School System. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Dutch was a very family-oriented man and always made you feel at home. A true Irishman thru and thru with the stories to go along with it. He did have the opportunity to visit Ireland with his friend Sandy and his sister Cile.

His favorite teams… the Packers and the Cardinals (most of the time) were always on the TV and Packers game trips with his nephews were an adventure themselves. He loved Turner Classic Movies and Fox News.

Dutch is survived by his daughter, Barb (Mike) Varco; son, Mike (Beth Ann) Harn; son, Joe (Mary Beth) Harn; sister-in-law, Sue (Pete) Edmiston; daughter, Kate (Ken) Burr; daughter, Theresa Harn; daughter, Diane McDade; son, Jim (Kelli Jo) Harn; and daughter, Deb (Pat) O'Malley. He was Grandpa to 29; Great Grandpa to 31 (two on the way); Great-Great Grandpa to one; as well as Uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Thomas "Tom" Harn; three sisters, Rosemary "Rita" Schiltz, Lucille "Cile" Kuhlman, and Edna in infancy; a brother, Edward Joseph "Casey" Harn II; and his friend, Sandy Seemann.

           Dutch was known by many and will be missed by quite a few more.



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  1. Craig Bell | Mar 13, 2020
    To My Backyard Neighbors, I will be sorry to good bye one last time, Dutch. 
  2. Dave Duggan | Mar 12, 2020


    My condolences on the passing of your dad.  Many, many great memories of the carpools to school and basketball games.  He was one on the only people that believed we could win the metro Jr. High parochial basketball championship-and we did.  He was even going to teach me the art of boxing (probably a good thing he didn't).  Thoughts and prayers for you, your brothers and sisters and that big family that Dutch served so honorably as patriarch.  

  3. Lorrie Martin | Mar 11, 2020
    My sympathies to the family. It was always fun when he got together with my dad, Tony Harn, and the stories started flying! 
        He was quite the guy and it looks like he leaves a legacy behind of very fond memories.
  4. Barb Patchin | Mar 11, 2020
    I have a fond memory of Dutch. He drove the school bus for Black Hawk school and we had a little girl that had a hard time in life. He took her under his wing and they were the best of friends. Such a good guy. My prayers are for him to have a special place in Heaven. 
  5. Gwen Timmerman | Mar 11, 2020
    Dutch was one of my favorite bowling coaches back in the day.  (He cheered all the kids on and gave us confidence!)  He had a fatherly way about him.   Sending condolences to the Harn family and a special hug to Deb.  (We had a lot of fun memories at the bowling alley growing up.)  So sorry for your loss....he was a good guy!
  6. Sacred Heart High School Alumni | Mar 10, 2020
    Our deepest sympathy to Dutch's family and friends.
  7. Bridgette (VanBesien) Miller | Mar 10, 2020
    My condolences to the Harn Family. Dutch was a great man. I had the privilege of being on one of the many bus routes he drove. He was such a nice, kind and caring man. May your memories you have of him always stay in your heart. 
  8. Cindy Cook | Mar 10, 2020

    Kate and Ken along with all the rest of your family I am so sorry for your loss.  It is never easy when you loss a parent but even harder when it is the last one.  Remember your still a family and always will be, remember the good times.  Your Dad was one of a kind and very special.

  9. Bob Diers San Antonio Texas | Mar 10, 2020

    Remember "Dutch"as a kid growing up around St. Johns...he had a 'beat' as a patrolman around this neighborhood and stopped by many times to chat with us as we played basketball at St Johns or 'street ball' (mother) knew him from KCs.  Remember him as always a good spirited fella.  Sincerest Condolences to the family.....Bob Diers (member of the 'posse' of Bob Bullerman, McGranes, O'Connors, Jaspers, Van Dorns, Charlie Gash,  Don Bottema, Gossmans, O'Briens.



  10. Dick & Nancy Polley | Mar 10, 2020

    Jim we were so sorry to see that your dad has passed away. We send our sincere condolences to your family and are sure all the wonderful memories of your dad will live in your hearts forever.


  11. Nena Trumbley | Mar 10, 2020

    My condolences go out to all of the family. Sorry for your loss. 

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