Carol DeHart, 76, of Hazleton passed away on Monday April 16, 2018 at his home. Visitation is from 4-7 PM on Sunday April 22, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 AM on Monday April 23, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Olsen officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Carol was born on May 18, 1941 in Shooting Creek, NC to parents Claude and Katie (Stiles) DeHart. On July 17, 1967 he was united in marriage with Julene Schellhorn at Galena, IL. Carol was retired after 30 years of employment with John Deere. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy.
Carol and Julene organized the USS Hermitage LSD-34 reunion group, helped with the forming of a Desert Storm support group, and helped with the Veterans Park in Hazleton. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hazleton. He loved to hunt and fish, archery, family gatherings and travelling.
Left to celebrate Carol’s life is his wife Julene; his children: Mardy (Lori) of Brandon, Faron (Stacey) of Layton, UT, Rhonda (Mike) Spece of Winona, MN, Karl of Boise, ID and Jeffrey (Kim) of Kernersville, NC; his seven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; his sister Connie McClure of Andrews, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father Bobby Anthony; his brothers: Jerry and Steve DeHart; his sisters: Darlene Smith and Patsy Pegram and his brother-in-law Roy McClure.