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Harold Frank Magnuson
November 6, 1925 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Harold Frank Magnuson, age 98 of Harrisburg, passed away at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 15, 2023 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion.
Harold was born on November 6, 1925 in Peoria, Illinois to the late John and Esther Magnuson. On March 22, 1952 he married Barbara Nelson and she preceded him in death on June 7, 2016. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Korea where he received a Purple Heart. Harold retired from the Soil Conservation Service and was also a cattle farmer. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW where he served for 30 years on the Honor Guard. Harold was a member of the Saline Association Retarded Citizens. He sang with The Barbershoppers through SIC for several years.
Harold is survived by his daughter, Celia Popetz and husband George of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Blane Popetz and wife Anne of Jacksonville, Florida; Zach Popetz and wife Sarah of Harrisburg; and four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Michael, Isla, and Lincoln.
In addition to his parents and wife, Barbara, Harold was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Magnuson, brother, Walter Magnuson, and twin brothers, Robert and Ronald Magnuson.
Graveside services for Harold Frank Magnuson will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at Spring Valley Cemetery. Rev. Keith Ital will officiate and burial will follow in Spring Valley Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the United States Army, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sons of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion and envelopes will be available at the cemetery.