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Harold James DeLange

May 10, 1926 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 91)

Harold J. DeLange, 91, of Grand Mound, Iowa, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Westwing Place, DeWitt, Iowa.

Harold was born May 10, 1926, in Grand Mound, to William and Ruey (Richardson) DeLange. After graduating from Grand Mound High School he served in the European Theater of Operations during WWII and received the Bronze Star for bravery under fire. After the war he earned a degree in Pharmacy Sciences from Drake University. Harold was united in marriage to Virginia Vetter on June 1, 1947 in DeWitt. He returned to Grand Mound to continue the family pharmacy, retiring in 1986.

Harold was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Grand Mound, the American Legion Post #622. He served on the board of First National Bank, DeWitt Hospital Board, and as president of the school boards of Grand Mound and Central Community, DeWitt. Harold enjoyed traveling to see family in North Carolina and Florida, and walking the beach.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Virginia; children Harold J. and Polly DeLange II of Davenport, Robert DeLange of Grand Mound, and Nancy and Ken Rohwedder of Davenport; grandchildren, Andy (Kate), Kyle, Tony, Dania (Dan), and Eryn; great-grandchildren, Levi, Abby, Nadia, and Tristen; a sister, Barbara McIlvain; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill DeLange.

Visitation will be from 9:00 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. A Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Denice Anderberg officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound.

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