Harlan Montague Hise crossed his final finish line peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, June 5, 2015. Born March 11, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Carl and Margaret Hise, Harlan has lived his entire life in the Kansas City area. He attended Prairie Grade School, Shawnee Mission North High School, and the University of Kansas. During these years Harlan obtained his Eagle Scout at age 13, the youngest age ever, at that time in Kansas. In college Harlan was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, a three year letterman for the Kansas golf team, and graduated in 1956.
Harlan was a pilot in the United States Air Force and was discharged with the rank of Captain in 1958. Following his career in the military, he worked and managed in the retail lumber business. He then went on to obtain his Masters Degree and pursued a career in counseling.
Preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Margaret Hise, brother Carlton, and sister Joan Hise Fayman, Harlan is survived by his best friend and wife of 59 years, Barbara; children Jeff and wife Jennie, Julie and husband Bob Worthington, and Jim and wife Megan, and nine grandchilden who adored their Grandpa: Bryan, Lyndsi, Whitney, Matt, Joey, Madison, Tommy, Katie, Libby.
Harlan was a true Guardian Angel on this earth to his family and the hundreds of lives he touched.
As a loyal member of the Village Presbyterian Church since 1956, Harlan has served as an Elder and Stephens Minister.
In lieu of flowers, Harlan has requested contributions to the Village Presbyterian Church Food Pantry.
One of Harlan’s favorite sayings captured the true picture of the way he lived his life: “See the world through the eyes of your heart.”
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.