Harold M. Langbehn, 93

Harold M. Langbehn was born near South Shore, South Dakota, on April 1, 1929, the son of Harold and Bessie (Fuerney) Langbehn. At a young age, he moved with his parents to areas in central Iowa. He grew up on many different farms and graduated from Green Mountain High School in 1947. Harold drove a school bus at the age of 16 while he was in high school. He was also an avid basketball and baseball player, making the Des Moines Register Sports page for a feat he accomplished while pitching for his high school baseball team. He also loved to fish, trap and hunt when he was younger.

On September 12, 1948, he married Donna Mann at her parents’ home near Gladbrook. She died December 13, 1971. On February 16, 1973, he married Cleo Kathryn Smith Schneider. After graduation, he worked for a year at a Chevrolet dealership in Green Mountain and then moved to Dysart, working for Dysart Implement for 7 years and then the City of Dysart for 40 years. After the love of his family, Harold enjoyed restoring 2-cylinder John Deere tractors and equipment, and has many trophies for his work. He also loved the Dysart Fire Department and helped start the Dysart Ambulance service and served as a driver. Harold owned and operated the Dysart Launderama for over 30 years. He helped start and served on the Dysart Tree Board, served on various church boards, the City Planning and Zoning Board, and Dysart City Council. He was a proud Dysart Fire Department volunteer for 72 years, serving as Fire Chief for 35 of those years.

Harold died at the age of 93 on February 28, 2023, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 wives; a son, Todd; a brother, John; and 2 sisters, Eunice and Audrey.

Harold is survived by a son, Mark (Kathy) Langbehn, of Omaha; 2 stepsons and their wives; 2 stepdaughters and their husbands; many grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services for Harold were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Dysart United Methodist Church, Dysart, IA. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 6, 2023, at the church. Burial was in the Dysart Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.