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Harold F. Darrow
February 18, 1911–May 18, 2001
Harold F. Darrow, 90, formerly of Maquoketa, died Friday evening, May 18, 2001, in Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, after a brief illness. Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Skelley will officiate.
Surviving are his wife, Beulah, a son, Jerry of San Francisco; a daughter-in-law, Carol Darrow of Thorton, Colorado; four stepchildren, Keith (Carol) Welch, Lost Nation, Wanda Cass, Maquoketa, Beverly (Vern) Kemp, Preston and Mary (Gary) Binns, Maquoketa; a sister-in-law, Berdena Darrow, Monticello, six grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 28 step-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Sarah, three sons, Rick, Gene and Duane, a sister, Theola Rickels; and two brothers, Robert and Leonard.
Harold F. Darrow was born, Feb. 18, 1911, in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Floyd A. and Annie E. Aldrich Darrow. He attended the rural schools in Hard Scrabble near Monticello. Harold married Sarah Welch on June 22, 1932, in Galena, Ill. The couple farmed in Hard Scrabble and later near Oxford Junction. In 1963, they moved to Monticello after Harold started working for the Iowa Men's Reformatory in Anamosa. Sarah preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1988. Harold Darrow and Beulah M. McNamee Welch were married Sept. 3, 1988 in Union Presbyterian Church, Lost Nation. The couple made their home in Maquoketa until June 2000, when they moved to the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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