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Harold Daum

April 26, 1921 — May 10, 2017

Harold Daum, 96, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1921 in New Braunfels, TX to Edgar H. and Erna (Vogel) Daum. He dropped out of High School because of the Great Depression and joined F.D.R's Civilian Conservation Corps, the (C.C.C.) working across the Southwest. He sent money home to help support the family. After that he joined the Navy in 1938 and served in the Pacific during WWII and the Korean War. In 1960 he retired as a Chief Medical Corpsman. He then became a salesman for Strasenburg Pharmaceuticals and upon retirement from that job became a volunteer for Lawyers Referral for the Elderly Program(LREP) at the State Bar of NM. Harold's name was read into the Congressional Records for his contributions. Edith and he loved to travel. They visited all 50 states and toured Canada. They also took numerous cruises. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; his parents; siblings, Leroy and Leona Daum. Harold is survived by his two daughters; Mary Ann Jordan and her husband Jim, of Tulare, CA, and Denise Arnot and her husband Mike of Albuquerque; grandchildren Jimmy Jordan and wife Kelly, Chontelle Adney and husband Steve, Chris Steffen and wife Julie, Ryan Steffen and wife Tanya; great-grandchildren, Kirby Dykstra and husband John, Taylor Jordan and Jacob Steffen; great-great-grandson, John Rhyan Dykstra. Harold is survived by two siblings; Irene Henze and husband Calvin, and Nellrose Weir. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Cremation has taken place and private services will be held.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com.
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1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-842-8800


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