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A Memorial Service for Harold will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 10:00 am at Valley Baptist Church in Milbank, SD. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10, from 5-7 pm at Mundwiler Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service at the Milbank City Cemetery.
Harold August Loof was born on June 13, 1920, in Corona, SD, to William and Minnie (Seabrands) Loof. In his youth, he accepted the Lord as his Savior and became a member of the Corona Baptist Church. Harold lived a life that displayed his testimony to his family and friends. He graduated from Corona High School in 1939. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II for four years. Three of those years he was stationed in New Caledonia.
He married Lois Marie Trapp on September 26, 1947, and then began farming. He farmed in Roberts County, and in August of 1964, he became the Postmaster in the Corona Post Office. He retired from the postal service in December 1984.
After retirement, Harold and Lois spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona. They became full time residents in 2010. During these retirement years, Harold and Lois enjoyed traveling to such places as Germany, England, Hawaii, and Alaska, as well as, taking many cruises with family and friends.
Harold is survived by his wife, Lois, of 71 years; daughter, Jean (Rick) Myers of Michigan; son, Tom (Marilyn) of Arizona; and daughter, Mary (Steve) Sommer of Indiana. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Verlyn Loof and Kathy Trapp; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; twin brother, Herman; and sisters: Minnie Loof, Lola Burkholder, Mabel Giesen, and Marie DeBoer; and one sister at birth.
The family has requested that memorials be sent to the following in Harold’s name:
· The Gideons International https://www2.gideons.org/
· Hospice at home of Arizona http://hospicehomeaz.com/
· Sunshine Acres Children’s Home http://www.sunshineacres.org/
Hospice Home of Arizona
1423 S. Higley Rd., Suite 121, Mesa AZ 85206
PO Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214-0800
Sunshine Acres Children's Home
3405 N. Higley Rd., Mesa AZ 85215