Harold Damewood, Jr, 85, of Silver City, IA, passed away February 9, 2018 at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Silver City Cemetery. Open visitation will be on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.until 7:00 p.m. (family will not be present) at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood, IA.
Memorials: at the request of the family, in lieu of flowers/plants, memorials are to the Silver City Fire & Rescue
Harold Albert Damewood, Jr, was born on August 2, 1932 in Corning, Iowa, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Hulsizer) Damewood. He attended grade school and high school in Corning. Harold served in the Iowa National Guard and the United States Army. Harold was honorably discharged on March 1, 1956 at Fort Hood, Texas.
Harold and Ellen Grace Preston, of Prescott, Iowa, were united in marriage on August 21, 1954 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They were blessed with one son, Ronald Lee, born on January 18, 1956 at Fort Hood.
Harold and his family made Council Bluffs, Iowa their home from June 1956 to September 1959, when they moved to live in Silver City, Iowa. While living in Council Bluffs, Harold was employed at Omaha Steel Works and Giant Manufacturing. In 1960, he worked at United A-G Foods in Omaha until his retirement in 1992.
Harold enjoyed traveling, fishing and camping, and making wood knickknacks.
Harold passed away on February 9, 2018 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of 85 years, 6 months, and 7 days. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Dorothy Damewood; and sister Patricia Damewood.
Harold is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ellen Damewood of Silver City; son Ronald Damewood and Catherine Peterson of Silver City; granddaughter Amber Lee Damewood of Omaha, NE; sister JoAnne Hubka of Lincoln, NE; brothers, Sam Damewood of Dallas, TX, Larry Damewood and wife Betty of Guss, IA, Jim Damewood and wife April of Prescott, IA, and Dennis Damewood and wife Nancy of Estes Park, CO; his aunt Verna Petersen of Omaha, NE; and by his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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My deepest sympathy for your loss. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, strengthen and comfort you with His promise to swallow up death forever, wiping the tears from our faces. (Isa. 25:8; 2Cor. 1:3) Peace to you during this difficult time.
Thinking of the entire Damewood family in the the upcoming days and beyond. We always enjoyed visiting with Junior at the reunions, We know he will be greatly missed by many.
Sincerely, Greg and Mindy Bailey and family
Junior was much loved by all of his "in-laws" and we will miss his stories and his laugh, (I can hear it now!) I remember dinners at my mom & dad's house (Junior's in-laws) and we would laugh & laugh at Junior's stories, he was just hilarious! We all loved him so-
-Linda, Louise, Lodema & Jim
Only saw Harold a couple times since we worked together at united AG warehouse. There Harold was a Friend to All. I'm proud to say Harold was my Friend. A fun-loving Guy and I always enjoyed our conversations. Sleep well Ol Friend as You are now walking with the Good Lord in the Garden of Heaven. God Bless You
Our sincere sympathies Ellen and family. I will always remember Jr smiling, especially when he was listening to one of my dad's "tall tales"
What a heavenly reunion Jr is having. Rest In Peace Jr
My sweet uncle Jr. I didn't get to see him very often after i grew up and left home but when i did see him he was always genuinely interested in my life and if always just picked up where we had left off the next time we meet up. I remember one family vacation we all went to theGrand Canyon in the summer of 1975. Aunt Ellen and some ood us hiked down the canyon...i didn't really enjoy the hike. It was hot and we saw some rattle snakes... I'm sure I complained and whined as I still don't enjoy heat without water involved but i sure am grateful I have that memory!! Thank you Lord for that gift. I will miss uncle Junior at our next family reunion.
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