STOUGHTON—Harold J. Calder, age 97, of Stoughton, passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1920, in Albion, the son of Melvin and Hilma (Murkve) Calder. Harold married Valera Grady. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 140th U.S. General Hospital in England. Harold was a member of Covenant Lutheran Church. He owned his own business, Calder Hildebrandt Excavating, for more than 20 years. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed working on cars and visiting museums.
He is survived by two step-daughters, Karen (Louie) Coleman and Carol (Phill) Schoenbeck; step-son, Stephen “Steve” (Judy) Grady; daughter-in-law, Elaine Grady; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Stanley Calder; his wife, Valera; step-son, Ronald Grady; and great-granddaughter, Alexis Coleman.
Funeral services will be held at COVENANT LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, with the Rev. Jerry Tews presiding. Burial will take place at the Albion Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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