Harold Everett Book, 84 of Forest City, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at his home in Forest City.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 246 South Clark St., Forest City with Pastor Zech Anderson officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday morning.
Burial will take place in Madison Township Cemetery, rural Forest City.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes gifts to be given to the Walking Eagle Relay for Life Memorial Fund.
Harold Everett Book was born on July 21, 1934 in Forest City Iowa to Otto and Ida (Martinson) Book. He attended school up until the 8th grade after which he continued to work on the family farm. On January 10, 1953, Harold married the love of his life, Marlys (Everson) Book at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills and to this union four children were born.
In addition to farming, Harold worked many years at Winnebago Industries. The last several years of his life were spent working at the Walking Eagle Ranch caring for the land and tending to the pumpkin patch, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was proud of contributing to the Walking Eagle Relay for Life event held every fall. Harold enjoyed farming, fishing, working outside, feeding birds, visiting with friends and family, and fixing anything, especially “the bus” he custom made and farm machinery he would re-vamp.
Harold is survived by his sister, Violet Charlson; children, Allan Book of Forest City, Linda Levang of Fertile, and Floyd (Rene) Book of Fertile; grandchildren, Chad Koester of Arlington, MN, Aric Koester of Arlington, MN , Angie (Chris) Lines of Marble Rock, Laura (Travis) Schleusner of Garner, Stephanie (Neil) Daugard of Britt, Kara (Andy) DeWitt of Hanlontown, Maria (Lance) Heimer of Forest City, Kia McFarland of Algona, Phillip McFarland of Fenton, and Angela Book of Fertile; great-grandchildren Korra Marr, Taylor and Austin Koester, Harper and Rylee Lines, Trevor, Josie, and Cooper Schleusner, Lynnley, Savannah, and Everett Daugard, Dalton, Pyper, Xavier, and Scarlett DeWitt.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Marlys, daughter Debra, parents, and several special brothers and sisters, and their spouses.