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Higman, Harold "Bud" Clute 1916 - 2011


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 5/26/2011 at 18:27:22

Harold "Bud" Higman, Sr.

Date of Death
Friday, April 01, 2011

Akron, Iowa

Harold “Bud” Higman, Sr., 94, of Akron, Iowa passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Reverend Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, with the family present after 5:00 p.m., and a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron.

Casket Bearers will be his grandsons: Tyler Higman, Josh Siefer, Jeremy Siefer, Joel Higman, Jerad Higman, and Justin Higman.

Harold Clute Higman, Sr. was born October 11, 1916 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Mark and Mabel (Austin) Higman. He was their middle child having an older brother, Edgar and a younger sister Myra. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at the Sioux City Baptist Church on 13th and Nebraska streets. He attended Sioux City public school through the 8th grade, quitting in order to do odd jobs and bring in money for the family during the depression.

On August 24th, 1940, Pearle Claire Jorgensen became the wife of Harold. The ceremony took place in Kirksville, MO with Harold’s parents and sister attending. They were married for 64 ˝ years. The couple lived near Westfield, Iowa on Highway 12 for 17 years then moved in 1957 to their current home ˝ mile South of Akron, Iowa where they have farmed and owned a gravel mining business, Higman Sand and Gravel. Pearle and Harold raised three children: Harold Clute, Jr. born in 1944, David Paul born in 1949, and Marianne Ilene born in 1951. Pearle passed away April 16, 2005.

Harold was a man who believed in honest hard work. He was a good provider for his family and a loving husband. He disliked injustice and was often a strong advocator for the “underdog.” If you needed a favor or his help he would be there for you. Those who knew him enjoyed his sense of humor. A self-taught man he would amaze many with his mechanical ability and good old common sense. His wife Pearle often would say that “the Good Lord broke the mold when they made Bud!”

Harold was a good father and we believe our Heavenly Lord has received his soul and there he rests in Peace. He will be missed greatly and always his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. May God Bless you Dad!

Survivors include his three children: Harold Higman, Jr. (Sue) of Akron, IA, Dave Higman of McCook Lake, SD, and Marianne Siefer (John) of Sioux Falls, SD; 7 grandchildren: Justin Higman (Lilly) and their children, Jayden, Justyne, and Jevyn, Jerad Higman (Peggy) and their children, Ava, Morgan, and Ronan, Joel Higman (Erin) and their son, John, Hallie Higman Guiltinan (Brian) and their children, Conor and Parker, Tyler Higman (Brenda) and their daughter, Rowen, Jeremy Siefer (Rory), and Joshua Siefer (Lauren).

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearle; his brother, Edgar; and his sister: Myra Yeager.

Memorials can be made in Harold’s name to the Akron Care Center Building Fund in c/o the Akron Care Center, 121 South Street, Akron, Iowa 51001.

Carlsen Funeral Home
Akron, Iowa


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