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Harold Dyck

July 3, 2015

Harold Eugene Dyck died July 3, 2015, holding the hand of his sweetheart of sixty years after a brief illness.  He was born to Agnes and John Dyck near Burns, Kansas on November 22, 1931, the third of five children.  He attended Peabody Public Schools, and proudly served his country in the 14th Division Army during the Korean War from May of 1952 until May of 1954, stationed in Korea the majority of his service.

Harold met Neva Lehrman in September, 1954, introduced by mutual friends on a blind date to the State Fair in Hutchinson.  They married August 14, 1955 in Tabor Mennonite Church near Goessel.  Two children were born to this union; John Harold and Margaret (Margi) Anne.  Harold was very proud of his family, and he was a wonderful husband and father.

Harold served as Deacon in the churches they were members of through the years, many of them at the Christian Church in Newton, Florence, and also Marion.  After moving back to Newton, he and Neva are members of Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church.

Harold was a very hard worker and good provider for his family, working in his early years for Claassen Oil and Lumber in Newton, as partner and owner of A and D Propane Company, and over 30 years as manager for AAA Hardware and Lumber in Peabody, now known as Peabody Hardware and Lumber.  He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and Rod and Gun Club; always willing to pitch in and work hard to make the current project a success.  He also had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved a good practical joke.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl (who died at age 2) and Jerry.  He is survived by his wife Neva; son John and Angie Dyck of Denver; daughter Margi and Art Schmidt of Great Falls, Montana;  granddaughter Randi (Harris) and Charles Peterson, grandson Ryan Dyck,  step-grandchildren Nicole (Schmidt) and Mason Beier, Michael Schmidt, and Matthew Schmidt.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5:00-7:00 at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.  Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday July 8, 2015 in Peabody at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church in Newton at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church or Caring Hands Humane Society.

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