Harold W. Durr

Harold W. Durr, 86, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Durr, a former resident of Williamsburg, IA, graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1942. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and earned the Purple Heart. He first worked as a county clerk for Iowa County, IA, and later worked in logistics as a tech writer for Collins Radio, Linkhurt Electric, Amherst Electroncis, Amana Refrigeration, Memcor E Systems and Magnavox. He was a former member of the Iburg-Poulson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8797.

He was born June 24, 1923, in Williamsburg, IA, to Walter and Lottie Lyons Durr. He married Colleen E. Houghkirk on May 18, 1951, at the Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, IA. His wife preceded him in death in 2008.

Survivors include a son, Brian Durr, of Goshen; a daughter, Debbie (Delbert) Burton, of Huntington; a brother, Ronald Durr, of Solon, IA; a sister, Helen King, of Bullhead City, AZ; and three grandchildren, Derek Burton, of Fort Wayne, and Dana Burton and Daniel Burton, both of Huntington.

A service was held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, IA, with Rev. Katie Dawson officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Williamsburg, IA.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the First United Methodist Church, Marengo, IA.