In Memory of

Harold Ferrin

February 4, 1935 - December 24, 2012
Harold Raymond Ferrin, the son of Horace and Mary (Hanson) Ferrin was born February 4, 1935, on a farm in Cherokee County. His childhood years were spent in Grand Meadow where he attended country school. He later graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1953. After school, Harold worked on the family farm and drove truck for the Barnes Rodeo. On September 16, 1956, Harold was united in marriage, to the love of his life, Judith Lawrence in Cherokee, Iowa. From 1957-1959 Harold served with the U.S Army Infantry, based at Fort Lewis, in Tacoma, WA. Following his honorable discharge, they lived in Tacoma for a couple years before moving back to Cherokee in 1961. Harold worked as a salesman for Lundell Manufacturing for many years. He then worked for Schwartz Manufacturing serving as a district manager. In the late 1970's, Harold started the Cherokee Ag Center which he ran until the mid 1980's. He also worked for Melowdent Seed Corn, and most recently he worked as a crop adjuster and sold crop insurance for North Central Crop Insurance. Harold was on the Church Board, a deacon for many years, a Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and worked with the youth groups. He was also on the Board at Midwest Christian Homes and the Aurelia Golf Board for several years. Harold was instrumental in the start-up of the Cherokee Senior Center. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, golfing, fishing, pheasant hunting, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and watching the Cherokee Braves. He had recently enjoyed doing stained glass windows which can be seen at the church. Most of all Harold loved spending time with his family and friends whom he cherished. On Monday, December 24, 2012, Harold passed away at his residence surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Mary Ferrin, and his brother, Clifford Ferrin. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Judy Ferrin of Cherokee, IA; children: Lynette Smith and her husband, John of Cherokee, IA, Debra Ferrin Frandsen and her husband, Chris of Ankeny, IA, and Neal Ferrin and his wife, Leann of Volga, SD; 9 grandchildren: Adam (Amanda) Smith, Brett (Sonja Merigan) Smith, Heather (Brian Cousins) Smith, Megan (Bryan Schmelzer) Frandsen, Michael (Lindsey) Frandsen, Bethany (Nathan Erickson) Frandsen, Nathan Krier, Derek Ferrin, and McKenzie Ferrin; 4 great-grandchildren: Ava Smith, Conner and Brenna Smith, and Ethan Cousins; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee.
Pastor Tom Lewis
Adam Smith Brett Smith Michael Frandsen Derek Ferrin Nathan Krier Chuck Ferrin HONORARY BEARERS Rick Angell Stanley Kirkholm Stanley Kintigh Dale Backhaus Tom Boothby Merlyn Miller
Visitation will begin at noon on Friday, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"In The Garden" "Amazing Grace" by Jim Thomson Pianist- Wren Smith
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa The family will have a private family burial prior to the funeral service.


Friday, January 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“May you rest in peace, Uncle Harold. My sympathies go out to your family.”
- Brian T. Ferrin
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Bonnie contacted me to let us know that Harold had passed away. Arla and I send you our hearfelt sympathy. I have a lot of great memories from my younger days in Cherokee and Harolds work in the church. I know he is setting up house keeping in heaven and and is visiting with all our folks. May God grant you peace and strength through this difficult time.”
- David and Arla Olson
Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Harold was a great guy. I would see him from time to time at my Dad's office for coffee with his buddies. May you be comforted by all of the wonderful memories of your times together. God bless you all.”
- Dana (File) Kies
Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Lynette, John and family. We were so sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. We pray that the Lord will allow sweet and precious memories to wash over you during this time of sorrow and that His promises will give you peace. With deepest sympathy, Wayne and Brenda Jacobson”
- Wayne Jacobson
Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathies to your family at Harold's loss. I got to know him when I was just out of college working for Yockey insurance. He was a heck of a guy and I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed by all who knew him. ”
- Denice Irwin
Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish I could be there to share the great memories of Uncle Harold's life. He was the best uncle and I know a wonderful husband, father and brother. I know my Dad is there to welcome him, and he is getting the peaceful rest he needed. Love you all. Jo”
- Jo Ewers
Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Deep sympathy for you and your family , Judy. Harold was a special friend and person.”
- Carol L Huston
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“The Physicians and Staff of Delaware Family Medicine and Pediatrics would like to extend our sympathies at the passing of Deb's father. It is clear that he lived a life that earned him respect and love - a life that was well worth living.”
- Carrie A Holmes
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I will miss you so much Uncle Harold! Rest easy! I ove you! To the rest of the family we have lost a saint! Aunt Judy & kids my deepest sympathies!”
- LUCI Ferrin
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