David H. Harkness

David H. Harkness

Des Moines

David H. Harkness, 84, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital.

David was born January 27, 1930 to David W. and Grace Harkness in Chicago, Illinois. He was a United States Army Veteran and also served in the Air National Guard. David was a pressman for Meredith Group and retired in 1994 from R.R. Donnelly after 44 years of service. He was a Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America and a volunteer at Iowa Methodist for 16 years. David was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He enjoyed traveling, reading, especially mysteries and spending time with his grandchildren.

David is survived by his loving wife, Dorla; children, Dave (Sharon), Harkness, Christine (Joe) Olsen, Jennifer (Craig) Umphfleet and Joe (Erin) Harkness; siblings, John Harkness and Nancy Dodd; grandchildren, Mitchell, Allison, Jace, Geoffrey and Nicole; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3120 E. 24th St. followed by inurnment at the church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Kiya Koda Humane Society, 1206 N. Jefferson Way, Indianola, Iowa 50125.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.



Funeral Home

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911

Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2014