Harold was born on January 16, 1932 in Glenview, Illinois to Delmar and Mildred (Maddix) DeHart. He graduated from Berlin High School in 1951. After High School he served two years in the US Army being stationed in Kansas and Korea. He was married on April 26, 1953 to the late Virginia M. Etrick. He later married Caren E. Funk on December 12, 1980 in Wausau, Wisconsin, she survives. Harold moved to Tomahawk in 1955 and established the Northern View Mink Farm with his father. Harold ran the mink farm until his retirement in 2003. While in the mink business Harold was the founder and President of the American Fur Farm Animal Welfare Coalition and a founding member of the United Feeds Corporation.
Survivors include, wife, Caren DeHart, Tomahawk; daughter,Paula (Jeff Erickson) DeHart, Stevens Point; son, Ken (Lori) DeHart, Tomahawk; five grandchildren, Heather (Elijah Beuhl) DeHart, Madison, James DeHart, Stevens Point, Taylor DeHart, Wausau, Haydn Funk, Washburn, Ellyn Funk, Washburn. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Richard, and a step son, Tim Funk.
Funeral Services for Harold DeHart will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Keosauqua, Iowa. Locally, a Celebration of Harold's Life will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Pine Tree Supper Club in Tomahawk. Friends and family will gather at the Pine Tree at 3:00 p.m. and a sharing of memories at 4:00 p.m., with dinner to follow. Memorials are appreciated to the
Krueger Family Funeral Home in Tomahawk is assisting the family. View the obituary and send online condolences at: www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Aug. 28, 2013