Sidney Harkness Obituary

Sidney  K. Harkness
Sidney K. Harkness
Sidney K. Harkness

April 10, 1916 - September 28, 2008
Born in Buffalo Center, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Sidney Kaye "Sid" Harkness died September 28, 2008 at Trinity Care Center in Des Moines where he had resided in recent years. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery.

Sid was born on April 10, 1916 to Earl and Ethel Harkness in Buffalo Center, Iowa. He moved to Des Moines in 1936 to attend the Des Moines Barber College. Sid joined the Army during World War II after marrying his wife, Marcella C. Zuroske on August 10, 1941. He served with the 64th General Hospital in the European African Middle Eastern Theater as a surgical technician. Sid barbered in Des Moines for many years and operated the Mott Building Barber Shop prior to his retirement in 1981. He was a longtime member of the Iowa State Journeyman Barbers.

Sid was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Dowling Club, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Volkssport Association. He served as a volunteer at Mercy Medical Center for several years.

Sid is survived by his daughter, Marijane (Garry) Hammond and granddaughter, Caroline Hammond of St. Joseph, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella; daughter, Penelope; parents, Earl and Ethel Harkness and sister, Marjorie Lou Harkness.

The family will receive friends at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Hospice of Central Iowa.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Thursday, October 2, 2008
10:00 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Thursday, October 2, 2008


St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US