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Harold King

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Harold King, age 62 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Wednesday April 11, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, Hillcrest Baptist & Brethren Church in Fredericksburg with Rev. Scott Smith presiding. Friends may greet the family 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Harold Thomas King was born October 27, 1955, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Donald and Bertha (Moellers) King. He attended New Hampton high school and was a 1974 graduate. Harry continued his education at NICC in Calmar earning a degree in Tractor Mechanics. After school he began working at Meinerz Creamery in Fredericksburg in June of 1974. Harry spent the next 27 years working for the company as it changed from Meinerz to Beatrice Cheese, and finally Con-Agra until the company closed. He then worked at Winnebago for three years, and worked the last 12 years at Kerry Foods in Fredericksburg. Harry was introduced to Janet Holst and the couple were married, and to this union two children were born. The couple later divorced. Harry met Mary Smith through a mutual friend at work, and the couple were married May 2, 1996, at the Hillcrest Baptist & Brethren Church in Fredericksburg. The couple raised five children together. Harry enjoyed using his John Deere lawn tractor and had a lawn care business he operated. He liked to do woodworking, tinker with things, and a cold Busch Light. Family was the most important thing in his life and he relished spending as much time together as possible. Harry is survived by his wife, Mary King of Fredericksburg, IA; three sons, Ryan (Lisa Lopez) King of Fredericksburg, IA, Jeremy (Jessica) King of Audubon, IA, Chad Smith of Fredericksburg, IA; three daughters, Kelly Westendorf of Fredericksburg, IA, Kerry King of Fredericksburg, IA, Trisha Smith of Nora Springs, IA; ten grandchildren and 2 grand dogs; four brothers, David of Traer, IA, Ronald (Deanna) of Loves Park, IL, Daryl King of Columbus Junction, IA, Michael (Lisa) of Oskaloosa, IA; five sisters, Diane (Craig) of Osage, IA, Debbie (Bernie) of Montana, Paula (Larry) of Portsmouth, VA, Donna Mae (Trac) of Anchorage, AK, Lori of Osage, IA; brother-in- law and sister-in- laws Howard and Margaret Campbell, Tom and Donna Smith, Jack Smith and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald T. King; dog, Oreo. Per Harry's wishes the family recommends casual attire when attending.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Harry. I enjoyed working with him and visiting with him whenever we would see each other outside of work. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary ,his children and his family!

  2. Mary and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Dena and Zac Palmer

  3. So sorry to hear this … thoughts, love, and prayers to you all ! Hope all your great memories give you some comfort now and in the days ahead. Love to all

  4. My deepest sympathies to you and your family Mary. Harry was ALWAYS a TRULY caring and loving gentleman. He would do anything for anyone and was great to talk with. He will be GREATLY missed. You are all in my continued thoughts and prayers and may GOD BLESS you through this difficult journey.

    1080 KELLY DR.

  6. Our most heartfelt condolences to Mary and the King family, Harry was a good friend and he will be missed by many. Our heart and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time.

    We are so very sorry,

    Eric & Allisa Rose

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts for you. If you need anything we are here. Love to you all.

  8. In the love of family and friends that surround you, may you find strength in the memories to cherish… Thinking of you with love and emotion. We will miss our dear friend deeply. With sympathy and great sadness,
    John, Kandi, Adam, Kory, and Kara Attleson

  9. So very sorry Mary. He was truly a caring, loving individual, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  10. Mary u have our deepest sympathy! Have know Harry many many years infact was in Auto Mechanics class together in High School we did class project together that consisted of taking a car engine apart i had no problem with that. but when the teacher said now put it back together and have it running i looked at Harry and said hope u can do that because i cant…well less just say he is why i passed Auto Mechanics that year!!! R.I.P. my friend!

  11. Harry will be missed by all that knew him. We have many memories of him driving his lawn mower down to our car wash just to shoot the breeze. He was a great father, husband, and friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary, Ryan, Jeremy, Chad,,Kelly, Kari, and grandkids

  12. Mary and family, my deepest sympathies to all of you. May God wrap his arms around all of you at this time.

  13. Mary and family, so very sorry for your lost. May God, family, and friends help guide you through this most difficult time. God bless you and your family.

  14. Daryl and I send our thoughts prayers and hugs to Mary and family during this difficult time. I have too many fond memories of Harry to list here but will always treasure in my heart. God truly gained a wonderful gentle angel and I pray he watches over us. I’ll bring him a sandwich from work when I meet him in heaven. We are here if you need ANYTHING Mary and family!!!

  15. So sorry for your loss, Mary, & all the King & Smith families. Harry was always a nice person to work with. There are no words. May you find comfort in your memories.

  16. Mary, and family, You all have my deepest sympathy. It’s hard to believe another classmate is gone from the class of 74! Harry always had time for a great laugh or talk. Hang on to the good memories Mary! Diane Shurtleff

  17. So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. He’s journey is over and now has gone home to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, Amen!!!! You are in our prayers Jeremy and Jessica, and all your family. Love Great Uncle Jim and Marcia

  18. May the memories of Harold console you in the next days. I am a classmate of his and I pray for his family at this time of loss. All my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne Roder

  19. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your hearts. I was in the class of 1974 with Harry. Deepest sympathy to your families.

  20. Mary and family, you have our deepest sympathy. May the memories you have console you. Russ and Nancy Wegner

  21. So sorry to hear this. Harry was a great guy always lending a helping hand. My Mom lost her best friend this day. May you find peace and the ability to remember Harry the way he was. Will be greatly missed. Love and hugs to the family.
    Much love, Liz

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