Found peace December 17, 2018 at the age of 87. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary, parents, and 10 siblings. Loving father of Kathleen (Ernest) Brahn, Eileen (Carl Lashua) Blanchard, Cynthia (the late Daniel) Wetzel, Michael (Leah) Klein, David (Amy) Klein, and Julie Anne (Eric) Schneider. Proud grandfather of Brittany, Lauren, Timothy, Jacob, Jennifer, Mark, Little Leah, Noah, Isaiah, the late Ryan, Joshua, Zachary, Benjamin, Kyle, Joey, Riley, Melanie, Nicholas, Crystal, and Owen. Great-grandfather of Collin, Reese, Aiden, and Treyson. Fond brother of Audrey Horn, Elaine Huckstep, Mildred Sawatzki, and James Klein. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
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Harold was born in Milwaukee to Casper and Elsie Klein, one of 15 children. He loved his family dearly and was proud to be from a large family. Harold was a veteran of the Korean War. When he returned from the war, he married his sweetheart, Rosemary and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Harold enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and birdwatching, and loved to whistle. His family has many fond memories of camping in the bus. Special thanks to Kathy Hospice for their wonderful care of Harold in his final days.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 19 from 6-9 PM at the funeral home with time for sharing at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 20 at 10:30 AM at St. Bernadette Parish (8200 West Denver Avenue, Milwaukee). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (PO BOX 867, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052) are appreciated.