Harold Duane House

Harold Duane House, 80, of rural Princeton, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton.

Harold was born on March 23, 1932 in Princeton to William and Vivian (Anderson) House. He grew up in Spencer Brook Township farming with his family and attended country school there. He entered the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and served in Korea. He was united in marriage with Betty Olson in Bartlesville, Okla., on May 1, 1961. They made their home in NE Minneapolis/Columbia Heights at Hilltop and he worked with Cargill as a boiler engineer in NE Minneapolis and later in Savage, before retiring in 1987. He purchased 200 acres of land in Spencer Brook in 1965, and in 1976, they built their home there where they have lived since. He farmed the land over the years, raising corn, beans and alfalfa.

Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid sports fan, cheering on Tiger Woods in golf, Manny Paquiao in boxing, the Vikings, and auto racing. He was featured in Outdoor News with a picture of his big buck on the front cover. He loved spending time with his grandkids.

Harold is survived by his wife: Betty; sons: Harold Jr. (Nancy) of Barron, Wis. and Nathan (Susan) of Princeton; three grandchildren: Daniel, Ellie and Reed; two sisters and a brother: Carol (Dale) Hamner of Princeton, Leone Blair (Bob Lynch) of Oak Grove, and Bill Jr (Judy) of Princeton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Sr. and Vivian.

A service for House was held Saturday, July 28 at the Princeton Evangelical Free Church.