Lt. Col. Darrald Benjamin Harsh
Dec 1, 1916 – Feb 3, 208
Lt. Col. Darrald Benjamin Harsh passed away in his home on February 3, 2018.
Born on December 1, 1916, “D” lived an adventurous life. He proudly served the United States in WWII and gave generously most of his life. Philanthropic interests include Christ the King Church, Henry Doorly Zoo, and many animal and military causes.
Preceded in death by father, William Dallas Harsh; mother, Alberta Louise Boekhoff; and loving wife of 57 years, Yvonne Hoffman Harsh. Darrald leaves behind many friends and neighbors who cared deeply for him, including special friends: Jenny Binner, Karen Hotz , Lisa Finocchiaro, Anna Finocchiaro, and Beth Wilson. A very special thank you to Dr. Clay Hoberman and the staff of St. Croix Hospice who helped Darrald in his final days and hours as well as many other dedicated care-givers.
VISITATION begins Thursday, Feb. 8th at 5:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, Feb. 9th at 1:30pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1. Memorials to Christ the King Church Endowment Fund.
Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Darrald at the Henry Doorly Zoo. He was appreciative of the monthly secretarial notes that I took for him during our monthly BEST zoo meetings, and he always expressed his thanks to me. May God bless his caregivers, and may he rest in peace! Docent Sherry Parcel
Darrald was married to my cousin, Yvonne, who preceded him in death. I had visited them a number of times and always remember those time as fond memories. May he rest in peace.