In Memory of




Obituary for Harlan Bruce Meyerink

Harlan B. Meyerink, 79, of McAllen, TX died the morning of November 14th, 2022, with his memory intact.

The youngest son of Gerrit H. and Jeanette (Bolt) Meyerink, he was born in 1943 in Platte, South Dakota and lived through great change. He remembered his brothers, Robert, Ray, Cliff and Don showing him how to turn on and off the first electric light bulb he had ever seen. He remembered the tragic death of his young sister, Linda, and the restoring power of the arrival of his beloved sister, Jan.  

He also remembered a career that spanned three midwestern states and unimaginable technological advancements in the computer industry in which he worked.  

He remembered raising his two daughters, Debra (Devon) Vande Voort and Diane (Jeffery) Woodhead, along with his wife of the time, Esther (Gant) Meyerink.

He remembered celebrating the arrival of his two grandsons, Michael Kuhn and Jonathan Woodhead, with kid sized fishing poles.  

He remembered fishing buddies, hunting trips and cribbage games over lunch. He remembered those he volunteered alongside for a variety of causes he believed in. He remembered his Paradise Park community, and the very special lady friend, Susie Parker, that he met there.  

The family would like to express our deep appreciation for Ms Parker, as well as Allstate Hospice (Edinburg, TX), and all of the people that contributed to his care.   

He remembered a lot of good people, and now a lot of good people are left to remember him.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public memorial. Mount Funeral Home of Platte is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through