SIOUX CITY - Kent N. Harrold, 58, of Sioux City, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away July 24, 2012, with Hospice Care at Touchstone Living Center, following a lengthy battle with multiple health concerns. A visitation will be held at 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday July 27, 2012, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Christy Smith Larkin Chapel. Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday July 28, 2012 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Manson, IA with visitation one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial. A fellowship and light lunch will follow the funeral Mass at the Church Hall with inurnment scheduled for a later date.
Kent was born November 26, 1953 to Don & Marie (Kirby) Harrold of Palmer, IA. Kent grew up on a farm near Palmer, Iowa and attended school at Palmer Public Schools & 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.
Kent loved to sing throughout his life while in school, fraternity, musicals at ISU, and church. Some of Kent's most memorable moments were with his 4-H involvement, Farm House Fraternity at ISU and was an avid ISU football and basketball fan. 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, 3 Aunts,Vivian Kirby, Colleen Murman, & Delores Harrold, Numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.Special Friends John & 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.