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Harold Naber(1942 - 2013)

Harold Naber

Harold L. Naber of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Granville, IA, passed away on November 27th, 2013, at Sanford Foundation Hospice Cottage after a courageous battle of lung cancer. Services will be Tuesday, December 3rd, 10:30 AM, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will be Monday, December 2nd at 5 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM followed by a rosary at the Miller Funeral Home. Father Richard Fox will officiate. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery.

Harold was born March 15th, 1942, in Orange City, IA, the only child of Norbert and Mary (Reistoffer) Naber. He was raised in the Granville area and attended St. Joseph's School through graduation in 1960. He then attended Commercial Extension School of Commerce in Omaha, NE, for business and worked in Omaha until serving in the US Army from April of 1964 until his honorable discharge in April of 1966. He served during the Vietnam War in the state of Louisiana.

After discharge he went into farming with his father. On February 17th, 1968, he married Ione Von Arb of Alton, IA, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. They lived and farmed northwest of Granville for 45 years until relocating to Sioux Falls in summer 2013.

Harold was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville all his life, before joining Christ the King Parish in Sioux Falls. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Post 0095, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and also served on the boards of St. Joseph's Parish and Rural Water System #1.

Harold truly loved every aspect of farming; and he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, reading, dancing, attending theatre plays and playing cards. He was a blood donor for many years.

Survivors include: his wife Ione of Sioux Falls; and children Patrick (Jennifer) Naber of Blaine, MN, Janine (Steve) Huss of Spencer, IA, Jill (Matt) Jensen of Sioux Falls, SD, and Brent (fiancé Sarah Ewing) Naber of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Megan and Derek Huss, Emerie Jensen, MiKayla Nieuwendorp, Brooke Naber, William, Lucas, and Kaitlyn Ewing; 3 brothers-in-law, Paul (Pauline) Von Arb of Granville, IA, Ron (Sondra) Von Arb of Owatonna, MN, Robert (Glenda) Von Arb of Hayward, WI, 10 sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Mousel of LeMars, IA, Charlotte Von Arb of Spring, TX, Char List of Granville, IA, Patricia Jungers of Hospers, IA, Margie Klein of Ashton, IA, Carolyn (Vern) Langenfeld of St. Louis, MO, Arlene (Leon) Schoo of St. Joseph, IA, Bev (Don) Delperdang of Remsen, IA, Clarissa Doggett of Anchorage, AK, and Judy (Frank) Mousel of Dyersville, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by:Ione's parents, Paul and Barbara Von Arb; 7 brothers-in-law, Melvin (Lillian) Von Arb, Everett (Bud) Von Arb, Ray List, Bernard Jungers, Leo Klein, Orville (Kay) Von Arb, and Bill Lanzendorf.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 1, 2013
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