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January 17, 1939 - August 25, 2019
Harold LeRoy Hurst, the son of Ernest Elvin and Laura Mae (Watkins) Hurst, was born January 17, 1939, in Hamburg, Iowa. He attended Farragut, Iowa, Riverton, Iowa, Humbolt, Nebraska, and Fairview, Kansas, schools. In 1952, Harold moved back to Hamburg, graduating from Hamburg High School in 1957.
In 1955, Harold joined the Iowa National Guard in Shenandoah, Iowa, receiving his honorable discharge in 1958. Later that same year, Harold entered the United States Navy and proudly served his country as a Quartermaster on the U.S.S. Hancock Aircraft Carrier, receiving his honorable discharge in 1962.
Harold was employed in many capacities over the years, but he especially enjoyed working with the elderly as a cook at the nursing home in Sidney, Iowa, for 10 years and then managing the Sidney Nutrition Center, retiring in the mid 2000’s. Harold loved collecting light houses. Harold passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Tarkio Rehabilitation Center, at the age of 80.
In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Cathy Hurst; grandson, Jimmy Diaz; brothers, Harvey and Glen Hurst; sisters, Lois Crecelius and Beulah Harris. Survivors include sons, Bryan Hurst and wife, Debbie, Tarkio, Missouri, and Kevin Hurst, Fort Collins, Colorado, and his wife, Debbie Hurst, Rock Port, Missouri, and Shawn Hurst and wife, Glenda, Tarkio; four grandchildren, Laura, JoAnna (Tryston), Travis (Scott) and Amber; seven great-grandchildren, Noah, Lilly, Cameron, Leila, Jonas, Phaelynn and Trysta; sister, Hazel Cowles, Indianola, Iowa; friends, Cameron and Melissa Lekey and their children; four-legged companion, Wire; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Graveside Service and Inurnment: 10:00 AM, Friday, August 30, 2019, Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
Memorials may be directed to the Tarkio Nutrition Center.
There is no visitation.
Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.