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Harold W. White

Mar 1, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — Funeral services for Harold W. White, 61, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church in Estherville with Pastor Steve Britton officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at High Lake Cemetery in Wallingford with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91 of Estherville.

He died suddenly, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids while there on business.

Harold Wayne White, the son of Clifford and Grace (Braddock) White, was born Sept. 9, 1946, in Oakridge, Tenn.

Harold grew up in Tennessee where he received his education and graduated from high school. After completion of high school he attended Tennessee Tech. Harold served in the United States Army from 1965 through 1967 and was a payroll clerk. Following his honorable discharge from military service Harold was employed as an assistant teacher and was united in marriage to Sally Dotson Lanquist in March of 1970. Later Harold attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D., and obtained his master’s degree in English. He taught high school for a year in Fort Madison. Then he attended the University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City where he earned his law degree. He moved to Estherville in 1975 where he joined the Fitzgibbons Law Firm, where he practiced as a lawyer until the time of his death. On March 18, 2000, he was united in marriage to Margie Benson at the Immanuel Lutheran Church south of Gruver. In his leisure time Harold enjoyed traveling, most especially to Switzerland to visit his daughter Katie, bird watching, reading, theater, art, music, and wine tasting.

Harold was a member of Rotary, where he served as past President; Good Samaritan Advisory Board; Iowa Audubon Society; and the Obama Campaign. He served as attorney for ILEC; City of Arnolds Park; ILCC; Estherville Lincoln Central Public Schools and many others. He also served on the Iowa Gaming Commission Committee with former Governor Terry Branstad.

Harold is survived by his wife, Margie, of Estherville; daughter, Katherine Koss-White; mother, Grace White; brothers, Gary White and Tom White; many nieces, nephews; step-children and step-grandchildren.

Preceding Harold in death was his father.

In lieu of flowers Harold’s family suggests memorial to your favorite charity or ELC School Foundation; ILCC; Lakes Art Center; Estherville Good Samaritan Society; Opera Omaha; or St. Luke’s Heart Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com