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Harold Holdgrafer

d. August 16, 2011

Harold Joseph Holdgrafer, age 95, of Austin, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Sacred Heart Care Center. Harold was born November 7, 1915 to Charles and Magdaline (Neuroth) Holdgrafer on a farm near Haverhill, Iowa. In May of 1927 the family moved to Hollandale, Minnesota. Harold served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945. He started working at Hormel Foods in 1937 and retired in 1978. On May 17, 1947 he was united in marriage to Adeline Watkins. They had one son, George. Survivors include his son, George Holdgrafer, St. Paul; sister, Ethel Bellrichard, Austin; sister-in-law, Marian Holdgrafer, Austin; nieces; nephews; cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife, Adeline on January 7, 1989; parents; three brothers; two sisters. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Sunday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91. The casket bearers will be Barbara Roverud, Erin Gross, Michele Gemmel, Diane Slowinski, John Watkins Jr., Jeffrey Watkins. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Queen of Angels Catholic Church or donor's choice. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

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