Transition: Harold F. Biarnesen (Jan. 9, 1930-Mar. 12, 2017)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Harold F. Biarnesen, age 87, of Holiday Island, Ark. passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Eureka Springs, Ark. He was born Jan. 9, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., son of Harold Sven and Violet (Dahlke) Biarnesen.

After graduating from High School, Harold attended Electrical Trade School and later began his career as a Licensed Electrician. He worked for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 134) for a number of years before retiring and moving to Arkansas.

Harold was a loving, caring, husband, father and grandfather. He was proud of his 5 daughters and he especially enjoyed watching them participate in all of their softball games. He was a member of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Burnier of Holiday Island, 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one sister.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, one daughter and one brother.

A memorial service to celebrate this life well lived is scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017 at St Peters Lutheran Church, Schaumburg, Ill.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Family Funeral Home of Green Forest, Ark. On line condolences may be made at