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Harold Keith Akes

November 28, 1922 December 30, 2018
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Obituary – Harold Keith Akes

Harold Keith Akes, son of Warren and Laura (Buckingham) Akes, was born November 28, 1922, in Decatur City, Iowa and died at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa on December 30, 2018, at the age of 96 years.

Harold attended school in LeRoy, Iowa and graduated in 1940. In 1942, he married Zelma Oliver and became father of a daughter, Joann.

During World War II Harold served his country in the United States Army from January 1943, to January 1946, with overseas duty in the Philippines and then Japan near the end of World War II.

On June 11, 1948, Harold married Virginia Henson of LeRoy. The couple first lived in Albany, Missouri where Harold attended watch making school. They lived in Osceola, Iowa then Eldora before moving to Iowa City, Iowa, where they lived for 31 years. After he retired as an equipment technician at the University of Iowa they moved back to Osceola in 1984.

Harold was a very loving, generous, and devoted husband, who enjoyed reading and visiting with friends. He would strike up a conversation with anyone he met on the street and become acquainted.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Joann Green and husband, Dick; and brothers, Dean “Static” Akes and wife, Lila, and Wayne “Chigger” Akes. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Virginia Akes of Osceola; four grandchildren; a number of great and great, great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marion Akes of Osceola; nephew, Verle Akes and wife, Arlene of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; niece, Cheryl Sjolin and husband, Jeff of Atlantic, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.





Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa with Pastor Rick Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa.
A memorial fund has been established by the Family.


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Visitation

Friday

4

Jan

9:00 AM 1/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 1/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, Iowa 50144

Family will receive friends Noon - 1 p.m.

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 Iowa
United States

Service

Friday

4

Jan

1:00 PM 1/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, Iowa 50144

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 Iowa
United States

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Location

Leon Cemetery Final Resting Place

Leon, Iowa 50144

Leon 50144 Iowa
United States
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