CUSTER — Harold Edwin Andresen of Custer, previously of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away peacefully at Custer Reg. Senior Care.
Harold was born in Wolsey, S.D., to John and Dorothea.
Harold was the third of seven children.
Harold entered the U.S. Army in 1945. He was honorably discharged and awarded the Army of Occupation Medal Germany and the Victory Medal. He then enlisted in the Naval Reserves and was given an Honorable Discharge Certificate in 1952.
He married his “baby”, Leotha Rice July 15th, 1948, in Huron, S.D. They had four children.
Harold was a Precision Grinder. Harold was quite a character with many faces that we grew to love and look forward to. He loved to tell jokes, talk about fishing, growing up on the farm, bar room brawls, the love of his life and his kids. Harold enjoyed playing dice, dominoes and bingo. He enjoyed country music, especially Eddy Arnold and western movies. He enjoyed being sung to and sleeping during church.
Harold was a lifetime member of the VFW, Newcastle, and the Wyoming American Legion.
Harold’s brother, Albert, passed away on 3-11-2013.
He is also preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Clarence, Earl, and Richard, sister Gladys, his wife of 57 years, Leotha, and son, John Stephen.
He is survived by one brother, Robert, son, Harold Jr., son, Craig, daughter, LeeAnn, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
During his passing, Harold was surrounded by his niece, Terry, and husband Bill, great niece, Ashley, and longtime friends, Willie and Linda.
Harold was placed at rest on Tuesday, March 19th, at 11 a.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Hospice of the Hills, 224 Elk St. Rapid City, S.D. 57701 is suggested.
An online guest book is available at www.blackhillsfuneralhome.com.
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