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Harry Deane Hitchcock, 86

Harry Deane Hitchcock, 86, formerly of Hubbard County, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Kindred Hearts Assisted Living, Fond du Lac, WI. He was born in a log cabin in Lake George Township June 18, 1922 to Harry and Ruth (Braatz) Hitchcock. He marr...

Harry Deane Hitchcock, 86, formerly of Hubbard County, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Kindred Hearts Assisted Living, Fond du Lac, WI.

He was born in a log cabin in Lake George Township June 18, 1922 to Harry and Ruth (Braatz) Hitchcock.

He married Jacqueline Wersel in Clinton, IA Feb. 23, 1946.

He resided in northern Minnesota until enlisting in the United States Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

For 30 years he was a sales and service representative for J. I. Case in Racine, WI, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Lutheran faith, a charter member of the VFW Post in Plymouth, IN, and volunteered with Laborers for Christ to build churches in Nortonville, KS, Orland Park, IL, Hewitt, WI and Waite Park, MN.

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Surviving are two sons, Michael (Deb) of Appleton, WI and Harry "Dean" (Susanna) Jr. of Yuma, AZ; one daughter, Kathryn (Peter) Burns of Fond du Lac; two sisters, June Terhark of Park Rapids and Dorothy Embree of Park Rapids; two brothers, Phillip (Bev) of Webster, WI and Richard (Joyce) of Fergus Falls; three sisters-in-law, Etta Mae of Salem, OR, Georgia of Wyoming, MN and Joan (Jim) Cosgrove of Lisle, IL; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his wife on Oct. 1, 1996; one son, Patrick; two brothers, Donald and David and one sister, Delia.

Graveside service: noon today (Wednesday) at Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, MN with Rev. Timothy P. Larson officiating.

Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com .

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