Gary B. Harold

Gary B. Harold, age 64 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Sanford USD Medical Center and Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

A public graveside service will be on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. at Paragon Cemetery in rural Hartington with Pastor Amanda Talley officiating. A live stream will be attempted at the cemetery by going to  A visitation will be on Wednesday, May 27th from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  The 10 person limit will be in effect at the Wintz Funeral Home and face masks will be required by all people attending the visitation.  A recording of the graveside service will be on Gary’s obituary page. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Roger Andresen, Jeff Birger, Jeffrey Birger Jr., Sam Birger, Steve Wieseler, and Filip Burbach.

Gary Bruce was born on June 12, 1955 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Richard “Dick” Dean and Georgia (Reafleng) Harold.  He grew up in Tekamah, Nebraska and was a graduate of Tekamah High School.  Gary worked for his father running a dozer.  It was at this time that Gary met his wife Betty while clearing ground for farming in the Wynot, NE and St. James area.  He married Betty Ann Vornhagen on May 18, 1974 in St. James, Nebraska. Gary worked construction for a contractor in Crofton prior to he and Betty building water beds with Mark Stuckey in Yankton, SD.  He then worked for Hydraulics Components in Hartington working the night shift in the chroming department.  Gary then farmed, raising livestock and grain.  In December of 2019, Gary was diagnosed with brain cancer which prevented him from continuing to work.

Gary loved music and played the guitar and harmonica.  He would often play at Vermillion bars with other bands or would “jam” at people’s homes.  He loved hunting, fishing, dancing and gardening.

Gary is survived by his two sons and daughter-in-law, Jeremy (Jen) Harold of St. Helena, NE, Joe Harold of Hartington; father Richard “Dick” Harold of Fremont, NE; five siblings Roger (Jackie) Harold of Hartington, Valerie (Jim) Kjeldgaard of Fremont, NE, Merna (Steve) Bowman of Gretna, NE, Ann (Rich) Woodcock of Fremont, NE, Ronnie Harold of Oakland, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Harold; wife Betty Ann; a brother Marvin Harold.


Graveside Service Recording

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2 response to "Gary B. Harold"

  1. By: Marv and Janet Janssen Posted: May 25, 2020

    Our sympathy and prayers to your family. Our daughter and I just yesterday watched for the first time the tv show about the veterinary family and we loved the section with Gary. Now to see his obituary was saddening. May God comfort and bless your family and may he rest in peace.

  2. By: Charles and Chelsey Burbach-Richardson Posted: May 27, 2020

    Joe and Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I pray you are able to find comfort in the memories you shared with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always Joe.

    Love Charles and Chelsey (Burbach) Richardson

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