|Birth: ||May 8, 1918|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 2000|
BELLAIRE - Harold Marion Biehl, of Bellaire, died Sunday at the age of 81 at the Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz.
Harold was born July 8, 1918, in Brazil, Ind. to the late Gerald and Marie (Easter) Biehl.
In 1920, the family moved to Mancelona, where he graduated from high school in 1936. In 1941, Harold and his father began operating the Farmer's Marketing Association in Bellaire as Gerald Biehl and Son until June 9, 1942, when Harold was drafted and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II for 3 1/2 years. Harold's father continued to operate the store in Harold's absence. He was stationed in various places in the United States and overseas in England for two years. He was discharged from the Army on Dec. 26, 1945.
On Jan. 1, 1946, he was married to the former Bernice Ella Hintz of Western Nebraska. After their marriage, they made their home in Bellaire and Harold again took his place in the feed store.
In 1968, the feed store closed in Bellaire, but he with his father and brothers continued to operate the feed business as Biehl's Feed, Inc. in Mancelona. Harold also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Bellaire for 25 1/2 years, 21 years as a postal clerk and 4 1/2 years as rural route carrier. He retired in February, 1980. Since 1981, Harold and his wife have been spending their winters in Arizona. He was a member of the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church and held various offices in the church including that of church treasurer for 15 1/2 years.
Surviving are his wife, Bernice; son, Harold J. (Peggy) of Hudson; two daughters, Sharon K. (John) Donovan of Milwaukie, Ore. and Debra L. (Craig) VanSice of Tucson, Ariz.; five brothers, Arthur (Virginia) Biehl of Mancelona, Robert (Evida) of Mancelona, James (Darlene) of Alden, Gerald (Vera) of Mancelona and Donald of Mancelona; three sisters, Helen Northrup of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mary (Frank) Mehlberg of Mancelona and Betty (Delmer) Duerksen of Mancelona; a sister-in-law, Leonore Hintz of Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Mortenson Funeral Home in Bellaire. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Bellaire in the spring with details to follow.
Memorials may be directed to the Memorial Fund of the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church.
Created by: Night Angel
Record added: Jul 08, 2006
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