Harold Dean DeJong


January 16, 1930 - February 22, 2012

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Anchorage resident, Harold DeJong, was born to Ralph DeJong and Grace (Wynia) DeJong on a farm near Platte, South Dakota, January 16, 1930 and died Febraury 22, 2012 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Harold served four years in the US Navy as a boatman and then worked boats during construction of the Oahe and Ft. Randall dams on the Missouri river and later on dredges on the Great Lakes and in South Vietnam. Harold survived the sinking of a dredge by the Viet Cong during his time in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, Harold began and continued work on the North Slope Oil Fields in Alaska until his retirement.

Funeral services were 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. in Anchorage, Alaska. A viewing was held one hour prior to the services. Graveside services followed at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. The Military Honors Ceremony was performed by the JBER Honor Guard.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents Ralph & Grace DeJong and his younger brother Jerroll.

Harold is survived by one sister, Joan Goldammer of Mitchell, SD; a brother Donald of Craig, CO and a brother Lawrence of Yankton, SD.

Pre-arrangements were made with Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory; visit our online obituary and guestbook for Harold at www.AlaskanFuneral.com