Harlan F. Plager, son of Fred H. and Lena H. (Koehler) Plager was born on November 15, 1938. He graduated from Elk Creek High School in 1957.   Longtime farmer.
   Harlan married Carla K. Jacobson on August 6, 1965 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Otoe, NE.  He passed away on October 22, 2015.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, Carl and Sylvia Jacobson, nephew Gene Plager and brother-in-law, Larry Rhoten.
             Harlan is survived by his wife Carla, Tecumseh, daughter Jenny Panko (Tim), Syracuse, son Greg Plager (Christal), Table Rock,  6 grandchildren,  brother, Richard Plager (Vera) rural Humboldt, sister, Lois Ann Bartels (Eldon) Elk Creek, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law, John and Sharon Jacobson, Lincoln, Bonnie Rhoten, Syracuse, Shirley and Ron Conradi, Unadilla and Dennis and Nila Jacobson, Lincoln.
   Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at the St. James Lutheran Church, rural Humboldt, Nebraska.  Interment was in the St. James Lutheran Cemetery.  www.wherrymortuary.com.