Harold M. Olney

Service

Date: Mon, April 23, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines IA 50310
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Mon, April 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines IA 50310

Harold M. Olney

Harold M. Olney, 98, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 18, 2018, with his daughter by his side. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 23rd at 11 am at the Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel, 4400 Merle Hay Rd in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 10 am until service time. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in the Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery.

Harold was born April 16, 1920 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa to Harrison & Ethel Olney. He graduated from Mt. Ayr High School and was captain of the football team. From 1942-45 he served his country in the Army Air Corp and saw significant action in Burma, Italy, India, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Sicily. He was awarded seven bronze stars for those campaigns. Harold came home and married his sweetheart, Doris Ailene Sheldon, on August 10, 1945. He worked as an auto mechanic, and for Neuman Brothers. He was an active member of Meredith Drive Reformed Church and a faithful prayer warrior to many. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, his son Sydney, parents and 4 brothers.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Sherry Hergenrader, of Des Moines, granddaughter, Jessie Faryar and great grandchildren Clark & Mollie all of Seattle, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Meredith Drive Reformed Church.

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