The world lost a bright light on Nov. 16, 2016 when Harold Gene Narum, of Walcott ND, passed away from leukemia a few days after his 70th birthday.
Harold was born in Fargo to Norman and Grace (Alsager) Narum, attending high school in Sheldon and was a graduate of Valley City State College. He taught in Wolford at Wolford Public and Midway Schools. He worked for Division of Emergency Management for 29 years, receiving the ND National Guard State Meritorious Service Metal, National Guard Service Ribbon, and recognition by the US Army Corps of Engineers for Outstanding Support during the ‘97 flood. He also belonged to the ND Officials Assoc. and Lions International where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow.
He loved his family deeply and unconditionally. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Thiry; children, Daryk (Karol) and Kirstin (Jeremy); siblings, Dave (Pam) and Susan (Gary); grandson, Trent; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Grace.
Harold was a people person through and through. He could talk to a stranger just as easily as someone he knew for decades. He enjoyed riding his horse, camping, attending sporting events, building a home at “The Dunes”, making ice cream, and winning at pinochle.
He will truly be missed and even his trusty horse, Tucker, will hang his head in remembrance of the big man with the even bigger heart and gentle soul.
There will be a visitation from 2-4:00 PM with a prayer service following at 4:00 PM on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Enderlin. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at First Lutheran Church with a visitation one hour prior.