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December 14, 1932 - July 9, 2013

Harold was born December 14, 1932 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Lloyd and Florence (Turner) Williams.  He graduated from the Mabel High School and attended Winona State College.  On August 29, 1952 he married Eunice Smith in Decorah, Iowa.  They lived in the Mabel area where he worked at farming, carpentering, and plumbing. He had been a custodian at the Mabel-Canton School and had continued driving school bus this year.  He had mowed for the City of Mabel and the Mabel Sportsman’s Club.  He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church where he had served on the Church Council, was on the Mabel Fire Department for over 20 years, and served 11 years on the Mabel City Council.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and reading about World War II.

Harold passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel, following a brief illness, at the age of 80.

Harold is survived by his wife Eunice of Mabel; four children Jackie (Dean) Jones of Decorah, Iowa, Jeffrey (Peggy) of Mabel, Bradley (Cindy) of Decorah, and Monica Pierce (Steve Fossum) of Mabel; nine grandchildren Mary Pagel, Maria Jones (Drew Stevenson), Vance Williams, Tiffany (Kerry) Rindles, Jordan Williams, Reid (Stacy) Williams, Slade Williams, Holly (Reed) Allen, and Brittany Pierce (Derrick Sanderson); ten great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters Elnora Koenig, Lois Johnson, and Juanita Narum.

Funeral services will be 12 o’clock noon on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10AM until the time of the service at the Hesper Lutheran Church.
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