- August 20, 2005
- Earlham, Iowa
of Harold's Passing
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Harold Eugene Witt
Harold Eugene Witt was born the son of Ernest and Nellie (Cornelison) Witt and died of emphysema at Winterset Care Center North on April 6, 2005 at the age of 74.
Harold was born in Redfield, IA and was raised most of his life in Adel, IA. Harold graduated the 8th grade from Adel Public School. He then moved to Mapleton, IA with his parents where he worked as a farmer before enlisting in the Army on June 23, 1948. He was called to active duty and stationed in Korea from 1951 to 1953 as part of the 323rd Engr. LE Co. He was honorably discharged on January 19, 1953.
Harold married Rosalie Rychnovsky on March 3, 1962. They were blessed with 4 children. Harold and Rosalie lived in Van Meter, IA for 14 years. They then moved to DeSoto, IA where they resided for 3 years. They moved to Earlham in the fall of 1989 where he resided until moving to Winterset Care Center North in January 2005.
Harold was employed by the State of Iowa and worked as a custodian for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for 18 years. He enjoyed working on vehicles and liked planting a large garden each summer. Harold also took pride in refinishing antique furniture as time allowed. Harold was a member of the American Legion Post 158 of Earlham. Harold enjoyed spending time with friends and family and playing canasta.
Harold was a loving father and grandfather. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He made every effort to have the grandkids favorite snacks on hand when they came to visit.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie and his parents.
Harold is survived by the following family: his son Doug and wife Sara of Indianola; daughter Denise Cox and husband Darrin of Earlham; son Darin of Earlham; Daughter Darla Miller and husband Michael of Earlham; 2 grandchildren, Camryn and Caitlyn Cox of Earlham.
We all love you dad and grandpa and will miss you. May you rest in peace.
Harold Eugene Witt
To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You musn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, You'll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and "welcome home".
Harold E. Witt
Born September 8, 1930 - Redfield, Iowa
Died April 6, 2005 - Winterset, Iowa
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL SERVICE
St. John's Catholic Church - Adel, Iowa
10:00 a.m. Monday April 11, 2005
Father Al Sherbo
"Eye Has Not Seen"
"You Are Mine"
"One Bread, One Body"
"On Eagles Wings"
Marvin & James Rychnovsky
MILITARY GRAVESIDE RITES
Earlham American Legion Post 158
KUHN FUNERAL HOMES
Dexter Redfield Earlham