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Harold Sanders

May 27, 1919-Feb. 8, 2008

Harold A. Sanders, 88, of Frazee, died Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee.

Harold Alexander Sanders was born to George and Elida (Pederson) Sanders on May 27, 1919 in Slayton, Minn. He was raised and educated in rural Frazee, attending country schools throughout the rural area. After school he joined the Conservation Corps and moved to the state of Washington. He enlisted into the United States Army at Fort Snelling and served during World War II, where he fought in the "Battle of the Bulge." During his military time he fought in five different campaigns throughout Europe.

When he returned home from the war, Harold went to work for Russell McCarty Construction, operating heavy equipment. He later opened Harold's Auto Repair in Frazee and while doing this, drove school bus for Anderson Bus Company. He retired in the early 1980s, but continued to drive school bus. Harold was an active member at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, where he enjoyed ushering on Sundays and served on the finance board.

Harold was an avid hunter, he loved to dance, and even when his health prevented him from doing so he would still go to socialize with local folk He also enjoyed playing cards and having a good visit with his family and friends. Harold was a member of the Frazee VFW Post 7702 Heart of Lakes and served as a past post commander.

Harold will be remembered and missed by his sister, Beulah Frank of Frazee; three brothers, Gordon Sanders of Frazee, Charles "Bill" Sanders of Mishawaka, Ind., and Walter "Frit" Sanders, also of Mishawaka; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, Thomas, Leslie and Cecil.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Frazee, with the Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee. Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, is assisting the family with arrangements.