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SMITH, Harold W. 1918-1992


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/20/2016 at 11:01:30

Harold Smith Services Held

Harold Wilson Smith passed away Wednesday, October 28, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center of cancer. He had attained the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 4 days.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 31, at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck at 10 a.m. with Omar W. Pettersen officiating.

Pallbearers were Glenn Whiteside, James Togersen, Larry Smith, Gary Smith, Doug Frost, and Albert Adelmund.

Burial followed at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by the Reinbeck American Legion Post #242.

A memorial fund has been established.

Harold was born February 24, 1918, in Lansing, Minnesota, the son of Wilson and Lenora (Hildebrand) Smith. At the age of two he came to Grundy county with his parents, settling in Reinbeck.

Harold was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II under General Patton. He was a heavy machine gunner and received numerous medals for his service, including the bronze star.

On December 31, 1951, Harold was united in marriage to Harmmean Adelmund at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck. They made their home in Morrison. Harold was employed at the Rath Packing Company of Waterloo for 22 years and in 1960 began learning the tiling business from his father-in-law. He retired from Rath Packing Company in October of 1977 and bought a tile machine. He went into the tiling business until his ill health forced him to turn the business over to his wife and family.

Harold was a member of the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck, the Reinbeck American Legion, and the National Rifle Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Frank and an infant brother; and two sisters, Lenora Smith, and an infant sister.

Survivors include his wife Harmmean; three sons, Melvin of Kingsley, Craig of Reinbeck, and Roy of Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Dana (Virginia) Grimm of Grundy Center, and Mrs. Leonard (Vicki) Whiteside of New Richland, MN; one adopted son, Henry Dingel of Grundy Center; 14 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Frost, and Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) Schmidt, both of Waterloo.

Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 November 1992, pg 3


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