Harland B. Hector, Sr., age 77 of Melrose passed away late Friday evening, June 14, 2019 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, MN.
Harland Benght Hector was born on February 21 1942 in Sauk Centre, MN to John and Ruth (Olson) Hector. He attended Sauk Centre High School and after school started operating a dairy farm east of Osakis. On October 6th 2002, he married Salina Hinnekamp in Melrose MN. In addition to farming, Harland also worked at Jennie-o Foods for 13 years before he retired. He was a member of the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in rural Osakis, MN.
Harland always enjoyed automobiles, he enjoyed going through parking lots and dealerships looking at different cars and trucks. His favorite hobby was going to the Alexandria Speedway and watching the race cars. He also enjoyed watching racing on TV. He took a lot of pride in his son. Other past times included deer hunting, snowmobiling, and collecting antiques. Traveling was another activity that he enjoyed, especially a once in a lifetime trip touring Alaska with his wife Salina. Harland was a soft hearted, hard-working family man who will be dearly missed by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Salina Hector of Melrose; a son, Harland (Jennifer) Hector, Jr. of Osakis and daughters, Sharon (Jeff) Messer and Cheryl (Tom) Messer, both of Sauk Centre; 5 grandchildren; 8 stepchildren, Jeff Hinnenkamp of Long Prairie, Gwen (Marson) Michels of Melrose, Bruce (Deb) Hinnenkamp of Freeport, Brian (Trina) Hinnenkamp and Scott (Diane) Hinnenkamp, all of Melrose, Shannon (Beth Rohr) Hinnenkamp of Long Prairie, Mark Hinnenkamp of Grand Marais, Wayne (Rowena) Hinnenkamp of Bethany, MO; 8 step grandchildren and 13 great step grandchildren; a brother, Charles Hector of Osakis; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Kemble Broom; a sister-in-law, Hilda Hector and a stepson, Russell Hinnenkamp.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in Osakis with Rev. John Hopper officiating. A gathering time will begin at the church at noon on Friday. Interment is at the church cemetery with active casketbearers, Harland, Jr. and Jennifer Hector, Eric Hellermann, Richard Tabatt, Tom Moore, Jr. and Lonny Iverson.
Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.