Harold E. Andresen
Harold Andresen (March 18, 2013)
Harold was born August 6, 1945, in Wolsey, SD to John and Dorothea Andresen, he was the third of seven children.
Harold entered the U.S. Army during WWII 1941 ~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 15, 1948 in Huron, SD. They had four children. Harold was a Precision Grinder. He was quite a character with many faces that we grew to love and looked 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.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW, Newcastle and the Wyoming American Legion.
Survivors include two sons, Craig Andresen, Oregon and Harold Andresen, Jr., Orange County, CA; a daughter, Lee Ann Nachtschim, Menafee, CA; one brother, Robert Andresen, Stockton, CA.; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Leotha Andresen; a son, John S. Andresen; his parents; four brothers and a sister.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Black Hills National Cemetery, with Chaplain Micah Covington officiating. Military honors will be given by the Sturgis Veteran Honor Guard and the South Dakota Army National Guard.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Hospice of the Hills 224 Elk St. Rapid City, SD. 57701 is suggested.