Harold Leroy Littlefield (1927 - 2014)

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Funeral services for Harold L. Littlefield, 86, were conducted by Pastor Glen Meyers on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Exira Christian Church in Exira. Interment was in the Exira Cemetery in Exira. The honorary casket bearers were Todd Johnson, Dave Stenstrom, Richard Jorgensen, John Asberry, Floyd Hackwell, Keith Merrill, Robert Nymand, Sr., Scott Madsen, Jeff Madsen, Boyd Schlater, Scott Schlater, David Sleister, Robert Nelson, Jim Tinker, Brian Johnson, Mike Haley, Sr., and Randy Nelson. The casket bearers were Dale Christensen, Lyle Christensen, Jerry Christensen, Zack Perry, Kelly Paulsen, and Charles Wheeler. The Kessler Funeral Home in Exira was in charge of the arrangements.
Harold Leroy Littlefield, the son of A. F. and Sara Wahlert Littlefield, was born Sept. 23, 1927, at his parents' home in Exira, and died, March 19, 2014, at the Exira Care Center in Exira, at the age of 86 years, 5 months, and 26 days.
Harold was baptized at the Exira Christian Church in Exira. He attended Exira Community Schools graduating with the High School Class of 1945.  Harold took several short college courses and then became a partner in the family Hybrid Seed Corn business. 
On June 9, 1948, he was united in marriage to LaVonne Williams at her parents' home northeast of Exira. Three children Faye Annette, Ted Allen, and Lori Jo were born to this union.  They lived in Exira their entire married life. Harold was a Hybrid Seed Corn Breeder and developed many varieties of seed, until he retired from Littlefield Hybrids, Inc. in 2000.
Harold was an active member of the Exira Christian Church in Exira. He was a Charter Member of the Exira Lions Club and was an active supporter of the Exira Community. Harold and LaVonne loved to travel and enjoyed camping with their children and hiking in the mountains.  He enjoyed fishing with the grandchildren and teaching them how to operate all the farm equipment.  He enjoyed reading, collecting all sorts of items, photography, feeding birds, and listening to his collection of music.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother and sisters, Kenneth and wife Janice Littlefield, Gladys Littlefield, Zola Littlefield, Dr. Ruth and husband Dr. Phil Dunsford, and Lois and husband Don Anderson; and his brothers-in-law Carroll Rusie, Fletcher Williams and Jim Mackey.
Survivors include his wife Lavonne Littlefield of Exira, his children Faye and husband Steve Hays of Newark, Ohio, Ted Allen Littlefield and girlfriend Sylvia Edwards of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lori Jo Littlefield and Dennis James Marquart of Waterloo; his grandchildren Tracy and husband Tim Rebstock, of Olympia, Wash., Ted and wife Anne Hays of Akron, Ohio, Tom Hays of Akron, Ohio, Tyler Hays and girlfriend Jennifer Leurquin of Orlando, Fla., Lynn and husband Zachary Perry of Olympia, Wash., Amy and husband Brian Westell of Plymouth, Mass., Douglas Littlefield and girlfriend Lauren Anderson of Portland, Ore., Catherine LaVonne Littlefield and boyfriend Daniel Klopper of Tucson, Ariz., four great- grandchildren; Katie, Zach, and Lexi Hays of Akron, Ohio, and Alexis Westell of Plymouth, Mass.; his sisters-in-laws Maxine Rusie of Omaha, Neb., Mona Williams of Council Bluffs, and Betty Lou and husband Jack Simonsen of Branson, Mo.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Kessler's Exira Funeral Home
234 W South St
Exira, IA 50076
(712) 268-2662
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Mar. 28 to Apr. 4, 2014