Harold J. (1918 - 2007)
Contact: Duane Horn
Surnames: Worchel, Hillert, Enyeart, Golba, Forcier, Conrad, Beumer, Bucco, Dewald, Vingars
----Sources: La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wis.)Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007
Worchel, Harold J. (16 May 1918 - 22 Oct. 2007)
Harold J. Worchel, 89, of La Crosse died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Bethany-Riverside Nursing Facility in La Crosse.
He was born May 16,1918, in Granton, Wis. to William and Margaret (Hillert) Worchel. Harold graduated from Granton High and then moved to La Crosse, where he attended WBU (Wisconsin Business University) studying accounting. During this time he also drove cab in the evenings. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and served in the accounting finance office, where he traveled from state to state auditing the Army payroll.
On Nov 8, 1942, he married Florence Enyeart in St. Louis, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2007. Harold worked for over 50 years as an accountant in La Crosse, He began his employment with Harnwell & Harnwell. Harold then formed the Ratzlaff-Worchel Accounting Firm, and even during his retirement years, he worked for Hawkins, Ash & Baptie. He was a long time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse, where he served on the church council, as a Sunday school teacher and as the church secretary/treasurer. Harold also was a member of the Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52, the Noon Optimist Club, and the B.P.O.E. 300 (Elks Lodge) where he served as past exalted ruler, past district deputy and served as the lodge secretary for many years.
Harold is survived by one son, Jerry (Kay) Worchel of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Joyce Golba, and Judith Forcier, both of La Crosse; six grandchildren, Michelle Golba, Larry Golba, Corey Forcier, Debra (Joe) Conrad, Laura (Randy) Beumer and Gabriele (Dennis) Bucco; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Benjamin Worchel; and one brother, Carl Worchel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 420 West Ave. S., La Crosse. The Rev. Ted Dewald will officiate. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery, with military honors by Roy L Vingers American Legion Post 52 of La Crosse and the U.S. Army Air Force Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call at the church on Friday from noon until time of services.
Woodruff-Jandt Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements
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