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Thursday July 2nd, 2020

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Harold Arthur Pulscher

HAWARDEN, IOWA ~ Harold A. Pulscher, 92, of Hawarden, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Hillcrest Health Care Service in Hawarden.

   A graveside service with military rites will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden, Iowa. Pastor Ken Wells of the First Christian Church of Sioux City will officiate the service with the Two Oaks American Legion Post 254 and the Iowa Honor Guard presenting the military rites. Please observe social distancing at the cemetery. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family.

   Harold A. Pulscher was born April 4, 1928 in Onawa Iowa, the son of Otto and Marie (Anderson) Pulscher. He graduated from the Hawarden High School in 1947 and was inducted into the US Army in February of 1951 and was a sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers.

   Harold married Barbara Lawrence on July 1, 1951 at the First Christian Church in Sioux City, Iowa. They made their home in Sioux City where Harold worked at the Sioux City Journal Tribune as a stereotyper. He and Barbara moved to Denver, Colorado in 1966 where Harold joined the Denver Post and continued his work as a stereotyper until his retirement. They returned to Sioux City in 1993. The couple were members of the First Christian Church in Sioux City.

   Harold enjoyed betting on the dogs and frequented the riverboat casino. He loved to fish. Harold was an avid bowler and had some trophies to prove his talent in that discipline. Also, he played harmonica, very well, often pulling one from his pocket and blowing out “Ole Suzanna” or “Happy Birthday”. He was accomplished in humorous banter, many that knew him could expect a repetitious, personalized exchange resulting in laughter.  He would drive west every spring, well into his 80’s, to visit family in Nebraska and Colorado.

   Barbara passed away January 7, 2009. Harold moved to the Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden in September of 2019.

   Survivors include his brother, Francis Pulscher and many nieces and nephews.

   Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara; brothers, Clarence, Alfred, Clifford, Gilbert, Merlin, and Herbert; and sisters, Kathryn Watkins and Phyllis Pulscher.

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I'll always remember Uncle Harold and aunt Barbara. So many things they said and so many things they did for
us all. I remember Harold would come home from work when I was small and say "the dogs are barking" and then remove his shoes. Whenever we drove by a cemetery he'd say "you know people are dying to get in there" every time. It was his running joke. He loved bowling and taught my brother and I to bowl. He was left handed and to this day I throw the ball to the wrong side often as I'm right handed. He was always there for us.

Lawrence Lang Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM

As a nephew; Harold would always capture our attention when he came to visit. We enjoyed his presence and wisdom as we visited with him and Barbara. Always well respected and an uncle to be proud of. Many great memories of him will be cherished.Thanks for being part of our lives. Rest in comfort andpeace knowing you will always be remembered..

Jim Pulscher Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM

Good bye my dearest and oldest friends. Hal (Harold) was a friend of my family and we met in 1947 at my families reunion at River Sioux, he was just 19 and I was 14. He remained a true friend to my family and myself all through the years. I will miss your calls and letter's dear friend, but most of all I will miss you. Now you are again with your beloved Barbara, and I am happy for you. Rest in Peace, you will never be forgotten. Your "lady"

Darlene Horstmann Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM

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