Christian Harlow Fjelstad, 86, died Sept. 12, 2020.

Born in 1933, Harlow grew up in Como Park. He graduated from Murray High School in 1951. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in Anchorage, Alaska, and earned a degree at Dunwoody College. During this time, he married Shirley, who he met in 1945 at the Minnesota State Fair Horse Barns.

Harlow began his career in the printing business and in 1976 he opened Liberty Loose Leaf Inc. He was known as a hardworking, fair and honest entrepreneur.

He was preceded in death by his parents Christian and Gena, sister Louise (Vincent) Lundegard, brother Wally, in-laws David (Clara) O’Brien and Eugene (Evelyn) O’Brien and grandson Jameson.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley; children Jody (Lori), Steve (Beatriz), Tim (Theresa), Rick (Mary Pat), Melissa (Michael) Apergis, and Christopher “Chip”; sister-in-law Marilyn Chris; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Burial with military honors was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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