Harold Milton Schull passed away on Sept. 18, 2011, at his home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Harold was born in Watertown, S.D., on Oct. 25, 1924. His family farmed in the area and later headed into the construction occupations.
He went into the army and was a medic in the Philippines in World War II. When he returned in 1947, he reconnected with Adeline Syrstad. They were married Jan. 24, 1948.
Linda, Doug and Randy were born in South Dakota. In June of 1953 they loaded up their 1948 Chevy panel with three screaming kids and $50 to their name and headed to Oregon, where Harold had a job waiting with Adeline's uncle. Soon after they arrived in Oregon they were blessed with Janell.
Harold then went to work at The Dalles Dam. Shortly thereafter he went into business as a bricklayer. He built homes for his family after work hours. He continued this trade all his life, building and operating Orchard Lanes and other enterprises.
Adeline and Harold retired from the bowling alley when he was 55 and spent many happy winters traveling and living in the Palm Springs area.
He is survived by his dancing partner and wife of 63 years, Adeline; his four children: Linda (David) Campbell, Doug (Margie) Schull, Randy (Cate) Schull and Janell (Tim) Wingerd; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two in the cement mixer.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice of the Gorge through Anderson's Tribute Center.
A memorial service for Harold will be held at Anderson's Tribute Center Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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