Harold J. Little

Harold J. Little

  • Funeral Date: 5/17/16
  • Funeral Time: 11 AM
  • Date of Birth: 7/16/23
  • Date of Death: 5/10/16
  • Funeral Location: Little Prairie United Methodist Church

Harold James Little was born July 16, 1923, on the family farm near Dundas, Minnesota, to George and Alice (Fremou) Little. There he was raised and attended District 15 (Little Prairie) country school.  Harold was united in marriage to Carol Buscho on September 24, 1950.  The couple farmed near Dundas until retirement.  Harold loved dairy farming and cared for his herd of milk cows.  For Harold, farming wasn’t about a job.  It was about the life he lived and what he could give to others.  Hard work, dedication, passion, and faith were all important to Harold.  He enjoyed being outdoors and working the land.


Harold was a long-time and active member in the Little Prairie United Methodist Church.  He also worked various jobs for the Farm Bureau in Rice County as well as supervisor on the Bridgewater Town Board.


On Tuesday evening, May 10, 2016, Harold passed away at the Northfield Retirement Community at the age of 92 surrounded by his loving wife and family.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, of 65 years from Dundas; his daughter, Dawn (and David) Papp of Sammamish, WA; his sons, Phillip (and Kaylene) Little of Faribault, Tim (and Tami) Little of Faribault, Peter (and Deb) Little of Dundas; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brothers, Wayne (and Elvy) Little of Northfield, Doug Little of Dundas; sisters, Florence (and Neil) Wobschall of Centennial, CO, Doris Bickel of Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law’s, Shirley Little of Faribault and Marion Little of Northfield.  He was preceded in death by a son at infancy, Jonathan; his parents; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Lloyde (and Ruth), Robert (and Nona), Stanley, Donald, and (Anna Mae); two sisters and brother-in-laws, Hazelle (and Bill) Williams, Betty (and “Duke”) Duchene, and Jerry Bickel.


Funeral services for Harold will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 beginning at 11 AM at Little Prairie United Methodist Church, Dundas with the Reverend Shawna Horn officiating.  Visitation for Harold will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield and one hour prior to the service in the church.  Burial will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.  biermanfuneralhome.com

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