Harold E. Battleson

Harold E. Battleson, 81, of Britt, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2004, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City.

Harold, the son of Henry and Ida (Langerud) Battleson, was born June 26, 1923, in Forest City, Iowa.  He grew up on a farm near Leland and attended country school. Harold later served for a time with the U.S. Army.  Following his discharge from the Army, Harold attended Western Technical College in Sioux City.

Harold was united in marriage with Shirley Baker on June 2, 1961.  The couple made their home and raised their family in Britt.  Most recently Harold had been employed by the Cobbler Shoppe in Britt.

Harold was a resident at the Algona Manor Nursing Home and then a resident at Westview Care Center in Britt.

He is survived by six children: Mike Battleson of Alden, Minnesota, Mary Jo Valdez of Des Moines, Terrance Battleson of Des Moines, Diana Cink and her husband, Randy of Mason City, David Battleson of Britt, Daniel Battleson of Lake Mills; thirteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley in 1994, and three brothers.



Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Time: 10:30 am
Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
139 3rd Street South East, Britt, Iowa 50423
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