Harold Reardon, 93

Harold Paul Reardon, age 93, of Waverly passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

He was born Aug. 29, 1928, to Charles and Adelaide (Claessen) Reardon in Marysville Township.

Harold was inducted in the US Army in 1951, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant First Class.

He was a 50-year member of the American Legion.

Harold was united in marriage to Rita Loebertmann Sept. 24, 1951.

They were blessed with two sons, Paul and Peter.

Harold retired in 1990, after a long career as a precision machinist, and continued machining parts in his garage for local friends and farmers.

He married Patricia Luhman Oct. 3, 1990.

Harold enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, woodcutting, and snowmobiling.

He was a founding member of the Waverly Snowmobile Club, and instrumental in starting the Waverly Gun Club.

He received recognition for 40 years as a safety training instructor, and was a life member of the NRA. He was an avid trap shooter and black powder enthusiast.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church in Waverly.

Harold was preceded in death by his spouses, Rita and Patricia; stepson, Brian Luhman; siblings, Robert Reardon, Jeanne (Herman) Painschab, Joseph (Mary Ellen) Reardon, Teresa (Joseph) Zeleny, Anita Ostman, and Dennis (Rosie) Reardon.

He is survived by his sons, Paul (Colleen) Reardon and Peter (Brenda) Reardon; step-children, Debbie (Bruce) Salonek, Julie (Kym) Clark, and Joleen Luhman; 11 grandchildren, John Reardon, Molly Reardon, David (Debbie) Reardon, Patrick (Alicia) Reardon, Christopher Copeland-Waight, Chloe Waight, Mitchell (Jessica) Clark, Morgan Clark, Katelyn Luhman, Eric Luhman, and Brandon Luhman; three great- grandchildren, Thomas, Benjamin, and Emilyn Reardon; siblings, Mary (Don) Klingelhoets, and Bernadette “Berni” Reardon; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian burial took place Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Visitation took place Friday, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, and continued Saturday morning, prior to the Mass, all in the Parish Center of the Church of St. Mary.

Interment with military honors were provided by the Waverly American Legion Post 305, and took place in the church cemetery. Masks were preferred.              

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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