Doyle Lee Harsselaar, 55, of Milaca, MN, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 27, 2021, at Pella Regional Health Center in Pella. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. at Federated Fellowship Church in Pella. Memorial contributions are preferred for Total Outdoorsman.
Doyle Lee Harsselaar was born Sept. 20, 1965, in Oskaloosa. He was the youngest of seven children born to Alberthus Dick and Ida Dorothy (Van Kooten) Harsselaar. The family was raised on farms in Jasper County, and in 1981, they moved into Sully. Doyle attended Sully Christian School and graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School where he wrestled and played baseball.
Oct. 10, 1986, he and Rhonda Rachelle Turner were united in marriage and raised two daughters together, Stephanie Anne and Preah Rae.
Doyle worked at the Rolscreen Company in Pella following their marriage and a few years later relocated to Albertville, MN. Doyle was presently working with his lifelong friend, Ken Tibboel, at TNT Industries in Foreston, MN, as an operations manager.
Doyle and his six siblings always remained closely connected and on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, he traveled to Iowa for a sibling function where he suffered a pulmonary embolism. He was transported to Pella Regional Health Center where he passed away on arrival at the age of 55 years.
Doyle is survived by two daughters and their husbands: Stephanie (Kelley) Thomas of Phoenix, AZ, and Preah (Adam) Bakalyar of Big Lake, MN; four grandchildren: Kyla Thomas, Gavin Bakalyar, Blake Bakalyar, and Jaida Bakalyar; and his six siblings: Karen (Richard) Van Manen of Reasnor, Velda (Beryl) Dunsbergen of Sully, Myra (Bryan) Rozendaal of Sully, Kathy (Boyd) Arthur of Lynnville, Dwight (Kim) Harsselaar of Lynnville, and Brenda (Michael) Terpstra of Lynnville; many nephews and nieces; and a host of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Doyle was baptized and made profession of his faith at Sully Christian Reformed Church.
Doyle and his dog, Myah, were a package deal, and he also enjoyed fishing and ice fishing, and pheasant and bow hunting and will be remembered for his love for his family and many friends.