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Harold Umholtz

Harold E. Umholtz, 89, Moran, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Moran Manor.

Harold was born March 16, 1925, in Newton, the son of Harry and Louise (Deschner) Umholtz. He grew up in the Hesston area and served in the U.S. Army. He later moved to Woodson County where he baled hay for area farmers.  Before he retired, he worked at the ammunition plant in Parsons until it closed.

Survivors include six siblings, Ross Umholtz, LaHarpe, Earl Umholtz, Fall River, Alice Grisier, Yates Center, Wilma Strawder, Inman, Norma Jean Nebergal, North Newton, Dorothy Nickels, Anthony, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Umholtz.

Cremation has taken place. Private family inurnment will be at the Eastlawn Cemetery at Zimmerdale in Harvey County at a later date.

Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, assisted the family. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to


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