Rock Rapids, Iowa
Sept. 4, 2019
Harold Kix, 89 of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 7, at First Reformed Church, Rock Rapids, with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids.
Harold Eugene Kix was born Jan. 11, 1930, near George, Iowa, to Henry and Ida (Spieker) Kix. He grew up and attended country school near George.
On March 17, 1952, he married Lucy Vanden Heuvel. In June 1953, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Germany. Upon his return, after working a short time on the family farm, the couple moved to Rock Rapids. He became a partner in the local Culligan dealership and worked there until his retirement. He moved to an assisted living facility in Sioux Falls.
Survivors include his daughters, Pamela (Thomas) Tille of Rock Rapids and Janet (Brian) Bartscher of Tea, South Dakota; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Olson of George; brothers, Larry (Linda) Kix of Rock Rapids and Stanley Kix; brother-in-law, Don Rypkema of Sioux Falls; sister-in-law, Jeanetta Kix of Sibley; nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Frederick, infant brother and Clifford; sisters, Verna (John) Duin; Mavis Rypkema and infant sister Florence.