Stanley Rex Harold (1925 - 2018)

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Stanley Rex Harold, 92, Red Oak, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.
Stanley was born July 18, 1925, in Hastings, the son of Burl and Mary (Hurst) Harold. He was raised in Mills County and graduated from the Henderson High School. Stan served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and returned home where he farmed with his dad. He was united in marriage to Daisy McKinney, his high school sweetheart. She died at a very young age. He later was united in marriage to Frances Abbey in 1960, and one daughter was born to this union, Tammie. He later was united in marriage to Phyllis Lage on Dec. 22, 1972, in Elk Point, S.D.
Over the years, Stanley worked for the State License Commission, Red Oak Transfer Moving and Storage, and retired in 1989 after a long career with Thos. D. Murphy Co. as shipping manager. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. He was an American Legion member, Montgomery County Memorial Court of Honor member, lifetime member of the Red Oak Elks Lodge, a Red Oak Eagles Lodge member, and was attending the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Stan enjoyed woodworking, meticulously taking care of his yard, and loved working with his John Deere tractor.
Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Daisy Harold; and brothers, Ruel and Virgil Harold. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Harold of Red Oak; daughter, Tammie Stoneking and husband Roger of Grant; siblings, Wendell Harold and wife Janet of Omaha; Florine Rife of Mondamin; Leland Harold and wife Patricia of Clackamas, Ore.; Leta Burnison of Norfolk, Neb.; and Neta Lewis of Red Oak; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Memorial Court of Honor or the Red Oak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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Nelson-Boylan-Lerette Funeral Chapel
410 N 6th St
Red Oak, IA 51566
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Apr. 24, 2018
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