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Harold Davids

March 12, 1936 — August 10, 2016

HAROLD D DAVIDS, age 80, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at United Hospital District.Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 PM, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Russ Jacobsen officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Buffalo Center, IA. Visitation time will be from 5:00pm 7:00pm Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth, and one hour before the service at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.comHarold Duane Davids was welcomed by his parents, Harm and Hazel (Sapp) Davids, on March 12, 1936, in Buffalo Center, IA, following a trip on a bobsled going over snowbanks which covered the fence rows and even some telephone lines. Cancer took him prematurely on August 10, 2016. Harold attended country school until the 7th grade and graduated from Lakota High School in 1954. He was drafted in 1958 and proudly served his country, stationed in Germany, until 1960. Following his Honorable Discharge from service, he returned to the home farm in Hebron Township.On June 22, 1963, Harold married Karen Nyren. They made their home three miles north of the home farm, where he continued working the land and caring for the livestock. Harold and Karen were blessed with three children, each born in April, Debra in 1964, Duane in 1968 and Laura in 1971. In 1976, they settled on the home farm, where Duane carries on the tradition today. Upon retirement in 2010, they made their residence in Blue Earth, MN. A perfectionist in all things, Harold loved to farm and care for the farm pets - dogs, cats and sheep. In what little spare time he had, he created beautiful wood furniture, picture frames, and other items for his family that will always be cherished. Harold enjoyed music and traveling, taking the scenic routes to see how people really lived in almost all 50 states, Europe, and Mexico. He also enjoyed attending the many concerts and school events of his children and grandchildren. Harold had a strong Christian faith that he lived by every day and was a current member of Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth. Harold is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karen; daughter Debra (Ronny) Ennen, and their children Benjamin (Angela), Katherine and Rowan, Thaddeus (Stephanie), and Jeremiah; son Duane (Julie) Davids, and their children Emily, Alan and Taylor; and daughter Laura (Shane) Becker, and their children Seth, Eric and Leah; sisters-in-law Rita Davids and Lucille Green; brothers-in-law Ronald (Cecilia) Nyren and Douglas (Midge) Nyren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Ronald, and brother-in-law Leonard Green.
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