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Harold H. True, age 92, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood where he had been a resident for the past year.

Harold was born February 1, 1920, at Breman, Kansas one of the six children of Henry and Marie (Rengstorf) True.  He graduated from high school in Marysville, Kansas and attended St. John's College.  On November 21, 1941 at Marysville, he married Wilma Sawyer and they had shared 61 years together before her death January 15, 2003.  Harold was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Everett, Roland, and Arlow True; and a sister, Rosann Benshoff.

At age 19, Harold managed a J.C. Penney store in Monett, MO, a career interrupted by World War II.  He entered the Army in 1943, serving as a medical supply officer and earning the rank of Captain before retiring in 1946.  He and Wilma settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Harold was a sales supervisor for Kraft Foods for more than 20 years.  Moving to Lamar in 1981, they managed the Lamar Country Club for 10 years.  Harold was an avid golfer and founded the Lamar Open Tournament.  He enjoyed the challenge and fellowship of card games, especially when it involved family and friends.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Bill & Carol Alt, St. Louis, Missouri, Dennis & Terri True, Lamar, Brad & Mary True, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; a sister, Ardene Gilbert, Reading, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Sean (Christy) True, Greendale, WI, Glenn True, Rochester, MN, Melissa (Thomas) McLarin, Rochester, Josh (Becky) Alt, St. Louis, Elizabeth (Jason) Barnett, St. Louis, Caitlin and Colleen True, Lamar; 9 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3rd, at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Galen Friedrichs officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be in Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Comments  

#6 St Petersburg, FloridaJudy Landon 2012-11-04 08:34
I'll miss hearing from you every year, Uncle Harold. You were so much fun to be with. I never heard you say an unkind word about anyone. I noticed you were there when my family needed you. You had faith in me and that meant so very much. I'm glad you are with Wilma, now. I know how hard you took her passing. I loved visiting you and Wilma and the twins whenever I could. You always made us feel so at home, and we had a great time.
#5 COUNCIL BLUFFS, IADEB BENSHOFF FLETCHER 2012-11-03 10:14
Rest in Peace Uncle Harold, You will be missed.
#4 Lamar, MoLindsay Loveall 2012-11-02 10:24
Harold was a wonderful person, and I feel priviledged to have known him and been able to take care of him. He truly touched my heart. He will be very much missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.
#3 Lamar, MOSusan Mabe LPN 2012-11-02 06:30
My thoughts and prayers for Harold's
family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember all of the good memories and cherish them forever.
It was a privilege to be able to get to know him and taking care of him.
God Bless You!

Sincerely,
Susan Mabe
#2 Inman,S.C.David Benshoff 2012-10-31 18:36
Always looked forward to the times uncle Harold,Wilma,and Butch and Buddy would come to town to see grandma.He was always bigger than life and always in a good mood.He would always bring cheese,such a treat.The twins were my idols growing up.Always wanted to be like them when Igrew up.I miss you,and thank you for being such a great uncle.See you soon.
David Benshoff
#1 Liberal Mo.Shaun Bean 2012-10-30 20:50
Harold also was a very good bowler. Enjoyed bowling with him very much. He was a very fine man and sportsman. He will be missed. My prayers and condolences go out to all of his family members.

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