King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – William M. Harshbarger, 81, Fort Madison

William “Bill” M. Harshbarger, 81, of Fort Madison, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

William “Bill” M. Harshbarger81, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 12:29 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at his home.  He was born on August 31, 1940 in Mt. Pleasant, IA to Harold & Ruth Bell Harshbarger.  He married Ruth M. Rotter.  He was a truck driver most of his life and enjoyed going to auctions and car races.  He was a race car driver for 50 years. 

       Bill is survived by: his wife: Ruth Harshbarger of Fort Madison, IA; 2-daughters: Kim (Shawn) Gallardo of Watsonville, CA & Barb (Chris) Wilson of Anamosa, IA; 1-step son: Scott (Amy) Botkin of Noble, IL; 8-grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 1-brother: Kent (Karen) Harshbarger of Mediapolis, IA and 1-sister-in-law: Karen Harshbarger of Burlington, IA.  He was preceded in death by: his parents, 1-brother: Larry Harshbarger and 2-brothers in infancy.

       Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022 with a memorial service to immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A memorial has been established for Lee County Hospice or P.A.W. Animal Shelter.  Online condolences to Bill’s family may be left at

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