Harold R. Radoush, age 81, of Silver Lake, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at the Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Hale Township, McLeod County, to Joseph and Anna (Schiller) Radoush, Sr. Harold was baptized and confirmed at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake.
He attended District 69 elementary school and Hutchinson High School.
Harold served his country in the US Army; he was discharged in 1959, having served a two-and-one-half-year term in Germany.
Harold and his brothers, Donald and Roger purchased the home farm from their parents and proceeded to build the farm from 40 acres to 400 acres before retiring.
Harold was a hunter, trapper, avid reader, a journalist, collector of Native American art, and a collector of coins. He enjoyed watching football, was a wonderful storyteller, and a historian for wartime periods.
Harold, Donald and Roger attended the re-enactment of Jesse James in Northfield. Harold also enjoyed going to the casinos. He was a generous and giving man.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Sr. and Anna; and sisters and brothers, Alice Radoush, Robert Radoush Sr., and Joan Grant.
He is survived by his step-son, John Mross; brothers and sisters, Joseph Radoush Jr., Roger Radoush, Donald Radoush, Marlyce (Elroy) Lenzen, Wallace Radoush, and Rosemary Radoush; special friend, Karen Schwartz; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous Army comrades.
Harold’s funeral service took place Saturday, Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were handled by the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.