IN MEMORY OF
HAROLD E. BELDT
September 23, 1921
Rural Matlock, Iowa
April 18, 2011
10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 20, 2011
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Father Allan Reicks and Deacon Ray Portz ~ Officiating
“Be Not Afraid”
“Prayer of St. Francis”
“Come To Me”
“Song of Farewell”
St. Patrick’s Children’s Choir
Organist: Laura Wagner
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Greg Getting Ray Schwebach
Robert Schoo James Schoo
William Nilles Leon Nilles
Justin Beldt James Beldt
Katie Beldt Ethan Smith
Adam Smith Laura Hill
FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa
After the graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home
HAROLD E. BELDT
Harold Edward Beldt, the son of Fred August and Albena K. (Walgenbach) Beldt was born September 23, 1921 on the family farm near Matlock, Iowa. Harold attended country school in Dale Township of Lyon County and graduated from Sheldon High School. Harold farmed his whole life; he started farming with his father as a child and continued to farm the family homestead until his retirement in the mid 1980’s. He remained on the farm until March of 2011, when he became a resident of the Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa. Harold passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011 at the senior care, reaching the age of 89 years, 6 months and 26 days.
He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon. He enjoyed farming, hunting, working on his old cars and spending time with his great nieces and nephews.
Harold is survived by a sister-in-law, Maxine Beldt of Longmont, Colorado; an aunt, Alida Walgenbach of Hospers, Iowa; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Lauren, Howard, Waldemar “Walt” and Milford; two sisters, Lorraine Brinkman and Deloris Richardson.