Derek David Harmon, 27, Ames, died July 10, 2009, at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 15, at Fjeldberg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tim Maybee officiating. Burial was in the Fjeldberg Cemetery.
Derek was born March 25, 1982, to Charles and Roxann (Tesdall) Harmon. He graduated from Ballard High School in 2000 and was attending Iowa State University. He worked as the groundskeeper at Veenker Golf Course. Derek had been very active at Fjeldberg Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, gardening and woodworking. He was a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan, and also a fan of the ISU Cyclones. He did summer internships working at golf courses such as Pinehurst in North Carolina, the Biltmore in Chicago and Roaring Fork in Basalt, CO.
Survivors include his father, Charles D. Harmon; a sister, Danielle; grandparents, Darrell & Myrna Harmon of Slater and David & Verda Tesdall of Huxley; great-grandmothers, Ruth Alleman Klonglan of Huxley and Edna M. Gibson of Madrid; aunts, Rajean (Steve) Birkestrand and Krista (Pat) Sheehan; and cousins, Brandon (Dawnae) Sheehan and Jill Sheehan.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Roxann (Tesdall) Harmon on Oct. 7, 2003.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Fjeldberg Lutheran Church or the donor's choice. Soderstrum-Riis Funeral Home, Slater, handled arrangements.
Published in Tri-County Times from Jul. 16 to Jul. 23, 2009.