Aug. 6, 1924 – Nov. 18, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial for Madeline Harriet, 95-year-old lifetime Buffalo resident who passed away quietly Monday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with the Rev. Pete Johnson officiating. A vigil service will be held and the rosary recited at 4 p.m. on Friday at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside rites to follow the Mass. Donations in Madeline’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Jim Gatchell Museum or the Big Horn Basque Club. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Mary Madeline Harriet was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Buffalo to John and Jeanne Etchemendy Iberlin. She was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. Madeline Iberlin married Simon U. Harriet Feb. 2, 1949. They operated the UB sheep company for 40 years. Madeline and Simon owned and operated the Idlewild Hotel in Buffalo for many years. She served on several local, county and state boards during her lifetime.
She is survived by her three children, Madeleine Pitsch and her husband Pete of Rock Springs, Mary Agnes Torske of Hardin, Montana and Philip Harriet of Buffalo; one brother, Johnny Iberlin and his wife Maggie of Buffalo; one sister, Mary Louise Arambel also of Buffalo; one sister-in-law, Dollie Iberlin of Buffalo; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She leaves behind a fan club of extended family and close friends – she was a real rock star and knew everyone in the county!