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Harold L. Pritchard, 89

September 18, 2015
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Harold L. Pritchard was born on January 1, 1926, in Morrison, Minnesota, the son of Lloyd and Elsie (Zimmer) Pritchard. He was raised in Geneseo Township and graduated from the Geneseo Consolidated High School. Harold served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was united in marriage to Marian Speer on June 29, 1946. The couple made their home and farmed near Buckingham for 50 years; upon retirement, they moved to Waterloo. Harold was a longtime member of Geneseo United Methodist Church in Buckingham. Harold died at the age of 89 on September 6, 2015 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marian, grandson Luke, brother Wayne Pritchard and sister Vera Bashore. He is survived by a daughter, Kaye Pritchard of Shepherdstown, WV; a son, Kurt (Lynn) Pritchard of Rockville, MD; grandsons Nathan, Seth, and Kurt Jesse, Charles and Wes Pritchard; brother Robert (LuAnne) Pritchard; sister Marilyn Ireland; and 7 great grandchildren. A service of death and resurrection was held on Saturday, September 12 at Geneseo United Methodist Church. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Waterloo.

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