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Published in The Columbus Dispatch ; July 25, 2012
Kent Harrold Sioux City
Kent N. Harrold

Kent N. Harrold


HARROLD Kent N. Harrold, 58, of Sioux City, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away July 24, 2012... Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Manson, IA with visitation one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial... Kent was born November 26, 1953 to Don and Marie (Kirby) Harrold of Palmer, IA. Kent grew up on a farm near Palmer, Iowa and attended school at Palmer Public Schools and Pocahontas Catholic School. Following graduation, he attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in public administration and agriculture services. Kent's work included the Farm and Home Administration, A.O. Smith Corp and the Social Security Administration... At the 1972 Iowa State Fair, Kent showed the 4-H Grand Champion market hog. In 1987, Kent and 2 fraternity brothers traveled to China and his work covered much of the northeast U.S. and Eastern Canada. When experiencing mounting health issues, Kent moved to Sioux City to be near his brother Doug in August 2011. Survivors: brothers, Doug Harrold, Sioux City, Dennis Harrold, Belle Plaine, MN; three aunts, Vivian Kirby, Colleen Murman, and Delores Harrold; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends; special friends, John and Sharon Davis who provided support and friendship to Kent while he lived in Columbus, Ohio. Preceded in death by parents, brother Stephen, sister Karen Simpson, several aunts and uncles, cousins, and special friends. Memorials: Kent's wishes were, in lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Student Center-Ames, IA, Iowa 4-H Foundation, Farm House Fraternity Foundation, and/or ISU Marching Band. CHRISTY SMITH FUNERAL HOME and Larsen Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson, IA entrusted with arrangements.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 25, 2012.
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