Kenneth C. Haarala

Lebanon, NH — Kenneth C. Haarala, 74, died Thursday, Jan, 17, 2013 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt.

He was born in Lebanon on Sept,r 30, 1938 the son of the late Kaino and Evelyn (Langley) Haarala.

Kenneth grew up in Lebanon and graduated from West Lebanon High School in 1956 and then went on to serve in the United States Air Force. After his discharge, he lived and worked in the Concord area for a time before moving back to West Lebanon and has lived in the area since.

Kenneth is survived by his sister and her husband, Lena and Simo Korpela of Lebanon; a niece, Kristy Gallo and her family; a nephew, Andy Korpela and his family and many cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Monday, Jan, 21, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan, 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Heidi Hoskin officiating. Burial will follow in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Messages of sympathy can be left at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Steeple Fund, c/o West Lebanon Congregational Church, 18 Maple St., West Lebanon, N.H. 03784.