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216 Walnut Street
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: 641-969-4313
Chester Harnden

Chester Harnden

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Chester Marion Harnden, age 72, of Eddyville, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.Chester was born on April 1, 1946 in Albia, Iowa, to Thomas and Alice Harnden. After high school, he joined the United States Army and served for six years. He then joined the United States National Guard and served for twenty years. He retired as a Staff Sargeant after 26 1/2 years of proudly serving his country. He also worked as a truck driver. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Lou Shilling on January 29, 1967, in Ottumwa, Iowa. They were blessed with three children: Lyla, Thomas, and Misty. A graveside service, with military honors will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Westview Cemetery in Kirkville, Iowa. Following services, a luncheon will be held at the Kirkville Church.Chester is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Harnden; three children: Lyla Harnden and Jeff Birch, Thomas Harnden, and Misty Harnden; five grandchildren: Skylar, Shelbie, Preston, Gage, and Hannah; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, and one sister.He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, and three sisters.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Chester’s family to help with final expenses.
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Gary and Delores Cundiff

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Bonnie and Family Sorry for your loss of Chester. Gary and I will have you guys in our thoughts and prayers now for the days ahead. Chester always had a smile for everyone. He gave so much love and devotion to his country. Love and prayers. Gary and Delores Cundiff of Kirkville Continue reading

Sharon Hall

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So sorry for your loss. Chester always had something to say but dont tell anyone he said it. I enjoyed the visits we had at the Post Office in Kirkville and in Eddyville. Will miss that " hey what ya doing, staying out of trouble." Continue reading

Michelle Arnold

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Loved all the get togethers we had with Uncle Melvin, Aunt Connie , mom and dad and all of you when growing up. Miss those times! Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless. Continue reading

Sheila Perry

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So sorry for your loss. My Prayers and Love is with you. Continue reading

Denise Mathews

Posted at 12:00am
I Did not know Chester very long but the time I did know him he always made me laugh and he was a very nice man. He was a character but in a good way. May he R.I.P my heart goes out to his family. I will say a prayer and light a candle for him. Continue reading

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