Obit: Couillard, Harold W. (1927 - 2006)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Attlesey, Barrows, Couillard, Gorsenger, Haag, Hinkel, Komanec, Lund, Pinkert, Soper, Stebner, Tykla, Utegaard, Verhulst, Walker

----Source: The Plombon Funeral Home (Stanley, WI) 4/26/2006

Couillard, Harold W. (6 MAY 1927 - 22 APR 2006)

Harold W. Couillard, age 78, of Eau Claire, Wis., former longtime Hannibal area resident, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.

He was born in Hannibal, Wis., on May 6, 1927, the son of Addelor & Martha (Attlesey) Couillard.

He grew up in the area attending area schools and later serving in the U.S. Army during WW II. On June 26, 1928, he was united in marriage to Eunice Stebner in Sheldon, Wis. They lived and farmed in the Donald area for many years and he also owned and operated a store in Hanibal. He also worked for the Sheldon Co-op for a number of years.

His wife Eunice passed away in 1997. On August 8, 1998, he was united in marriage to Veronica Walker at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wis., and had resided in Eau Claire, Wis., since. Harold loved to farm with his cattle and horses. He also enjoyed music and dancing and watching "Western's".

He is survived by his wife, Veronica of Eau Claire, Wis., and two daughters, Sharon (James) Soper of Ponce Inlet, Florida, and Karen (Larry) Verhulst of Holcombe, Wis.; one son, Edwin (Cathy) Couillard of Pewaukee, Wis., and five stepchildren, Melvin (Sue) Pinkert, Sharon Barrows, Shelley (Cal) Lund, Ronald Walker all of Eau Claire, and Deanette (Chad) Tykla of Hudson, Wis.; and three grandchildren, Brenda Komanec of Eau Claire, Wis., Wyatt (Jenny) Komanec of Amery, Wis., & Chase Couillard of Pewaukee, Wis. He is also survived by one brother, Willis (Katherine) Couillard of Gilman, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Eunice in 1997, five brothers, Jack, Dorwin, George, Gerald & Raymond ("Pete'"); and three sisters, Dolly Gorsenger, Edna Hinkel and Mae Utegaard.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gilman, Wis., with Pastor Steven Haag officiating. Burial will be in the Donald Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Sheldon American Legion.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home in Gilman, Wis.



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