Obituary provided by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.
Harold B. Giddings, age 81 of Waterman, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at home. He was born on Oct. 21, 1931 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Alvan and Anna (Bruse) Giddings.
Harold served his country proudly as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Giddings was united in marriage on June 7, 1986 to Elizabeth “Betty” Snodgrass and they spent the next 24 happy years together until her passing on Sept. 22, 2010. He was formerly employed, for two years, by Purdue University and for the next 35 years as the Principle Electronics Technician at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Harold was a longtime member of the Waterman United Methodist Church in Waterman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Harold is survived by his children, Randal Giddings of Waterman, Brian (Cathy) Giddings of Sycamore, Nathan Giddings of Graford, Texas and Lita Giddings of Hurst, Texas; his step-children, Vikki (Mark) Pope of Parker, Colo. and Mike (Suzi) Warner of DeKalb; his seven grandchildren; his five step-grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his brother, Wayne (Brenda) Giddings of Iowa City, Iowa; his sister, Doloris Ruch of Beloit, WI; brother-in-law, Bob Dannatt of Clinton, Iowa; sister-in-law, Linda (Tom) Sherwin of Aurora, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty Giddings; and his sister, Ione Dannatt.
A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 West Garfield Street in Waterman. Interment will be private.
Friends may visit from noon until the Hour of Service on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Funeral Home in Waterman.
Memorials in Harold’s name may be directed to the United Methodist Church, 210 West Garfield Street, Waterman, IL 60556 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (815) 264-3362.