Harold Roy Wilburt Haberichter

Monday, January 9, 2017 6:09 pm

Harold Roy Wilburt Haberichter, 84, of Clever, Mo., passed away Saturday, Jan 7, 2017, at the family home in Clever after a life-long struggle from the effects of polio as a young man. Visitation is at Meador Funeral Home in Republic, Mo., Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Funeral services are at Hope Lutheran Church, Republic, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10:30, followed by graveside services with military honors at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Harold was born Jan. 4, 1933, near Monona. He graduated from Monona High School. He served in the US Army from June 8, 1954, to May 23, 1956, whereupon he was transferred to the inactive reserves. He attended Basic Training at Ft Bliss, Texas. He was then sent to Ft Gordon, Ga. for radioman school. He was then assigned to the Kaiserslaughtern region in Germany as a radioman until his discharge. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and was awarded the Army Good Conduct medal. Shortly after his discharge he married Mary Elizabeth Meyer from Ossian, and they began farming north of Ossian. Harold and Mary were married over 60 years until Harold’s death. They continued farming on various farms around Ossian until 1978, when they moved to a farm near Clever, Mo. They continued farming there until 1989, when they retired to the their home in Clever. In addition to farming Harold also worked as a truck driver, plant worker and bus driver. Harold was active in the community, serving as a church trustee and elder, school board member, member of the Clever Planning and Zoning Board, and Clever Farmers Fire Protection Association Inc. Rural Farmers Fire district board member. He was recently chosen as the 2016 Clever, Mo. Christmas Parade Grand Marshal. Harold was also very engaged as a blood donor until his health prevented him from donating.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Mary; his children: Marcus (and Vivian) of Choctaw, Okla.; David of Clever, Mo.; Angela Glenn of Strafford, Mo.; and Nathan (and Angie) of Wichita, Kan. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Vernis Haberichter of Waukon and Clarence from Monona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Nora Haberichter, and an infant sister.

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