John A. Harling\n\n \n\npassed away on February 7, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona, from pancreatic cancer. He was born September 17, 1935, in Woodland, California, to Robert Douglas and Elizabeth Allen Harling. He grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School.\n\n \n\nHe served in the United States Army in Anchorage, Alaska, but John was a farmer at heart. After graduating from Iowa State University in 1960, with a degree in Agricultural Economics, he farmed the Allen family farm in Lucas County, Iowa, until, as he said, he "ran out of money."\n\n \n\nHe moved with his family to Omaha, Nebraska, and began a career with the Farm Credit Banks of Omaha, eventually becoming CEO. He served as an officer of the Nebraska Methodist Hospital Board of Trustees, was vice-president of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Council, and was selected as part of a six member Rotary International Foundation team to serve as a goodwill ambassador to Australia. He retired to Tucson in 1998.\n\n \n\nJohn is survived by his wife Nancy Rose Harling; brother Robert Harling; five children: Kimberly (Brian) Peterson, Vicky (Gerald) DeCoster, Penny (Loren) Thomsen, Douglas (Meredith) Harling, and Stephanie (Scott) Jackson; grandchildren -Beth Bruce, Kyle Peterson, Kelsi Peterson, Brett Jackson, Alex Harling, Nicholas John Jackson, Andrew Harling and 7 great-grandaughters. John was preceded in death by his parents.\n\n \n\nJohn loved his family, friends, country, and the SaddleBrooke community. Memorials may be sent to Casa de la Luz Hospice, Tucson, Arizona, in lieu of flowers.