Harold M. Weisshaar-2006
30 Dec 1922 - 1 Jun 2006
Harold Melvin Weisshaar, 83, passed away
peacefully at his home on June 1, 2006. He was born December 30, 1922 in Harlan
County, Nebraska to Jakob and Imkea (Westerbuhr) Weisshaar. He was baptized in
the Lutheran Church on January 21, 1923. When Harold was eight, the family moved
to the Settlement Area north of Bethune. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran
Church April 2, 1939. Harold graduated from Burlington High School in 1941. He
served in the Army Air Corp from 1943-1946.
On December 30, 1948 he married Esther Adolf at Immanuel
Lutheran Church. While living in Burlington, Harold worked for the Co-op and for
T.W. Backlund. To this Union five children were born. In 1962 Harold and his
family moved to the family farm north of Burlington where he lived until the
time of his death.
Harold was active in his church throughout his entire life. He
was a charter member of the William Hogate VFW Post 6491. The joy of his life
was his family, grandchildren and great grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Alvina Guy,
and sister-in-law, Leona Weisshaar. Surviving him is his loving wife, Esther;
children Duane Weisshaar, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Joyce and James Lightle,
Burlington, Colorado, Donita and Darryl Harvey, Aurora, Colorado Janet and
Michael Willis, Greeley, Colorado, and Kent and Connie Weisshaar, Burlington,
Colorado, grandchildren Jamie Lightle, Jake Lightle, Jason Harvey, Amber
Weisshaar ( Derek Vaughn) April Weisshaar and Andrea Weisshaar; and great
grandson Andre Vaughn ( Harold’s Angels) survive him. Also surviving him is
brother, Lee Weisshaar, Burlington; brother-in laws David Guy, Stratton,
Colorado, Ralph Adolf and wife Barbara, Yuma, Colorado, Ernest Adolf and wife
Hazel, Canon City, Colorado, and sister-in-law, Louise Frohman, Hay Springs,
Nebraska and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He
will remain in our hearts forever.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 10:30 AM
at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bethune, with Pastor Roger Milheim
officiating. Burial followed in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Bethune.
Visitation was held on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran
Church north of Bethune. Memorials may be given in his name in lieu of flowers
and may be left at the Bank of Burlington in Burlington.