Harold Edmond Alred

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Harold Edmond Alred, 90, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home in St Cloud, Minn. He was born July 7,1925. Harold is survived by his sons, Michael Alred (Diane), of Leesburg, Fla., Bryan Alred (Dorothy), of Pineville, W.Va.; sister, Sara Holbrook many nieces and a nephew, in Piedmont; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and special friends, Roger and Betsy Johnson of Bartlett, Tennessee. Harold was born in Piedmont and his wife Ione was from Wykoff, Minnesota. Harold and Ione, both World War II Navy Veterans, were married for 66 years at the time of Ione's death in 2010. Harold started his career as a mechanic at Marchant Chrysler Garage for 13 years and then was self employed owning the Sinclair Service Station on Hwy 63 in Spring Valley Minn. After they moved to Baxter, Minn. in 1965 Harold owned the Sinclair Bulk Agency until 1972 and then worked as Custodian at the Baxter grade school for 10 years. After retirement, he and Ione enjoyed Apache Junction Arizona for 17 years. Flea marketing was their love. After Ione's death, Harold went to Leeseburg, Fla. with Mike and Diane and flea marketed for three years. He had a wonderful life and loved Florida and the friends he made at Midway Manor RV Park, where he owned a place of his own. Preceded in death by his wife, Ione M. Alred; daughter, Barbara Jo Schlagel, of Brainerd, Minn.; his parents, J.B. Alred Sr. and Shelly Alred; brother, J.B. Alred Jr.; sisters, Lois Gilley, Betty Simpson and Imogene Tolbert, of Piedmont. At Harold's request there will not be a service. He will be buried next to Ione at Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. A memorial will be set up to provide a donation to the Brainerd Legion Scholarship fund (Harold had been a Legion member for 69 years) and Purchase a memorial bench for the Baxter Park. Cards can be sent to Mike Alred 11290 80th Ave Unit #72, Clear Lake MN 5531. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, Minnesota.
Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 26, 2015
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