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Rev. Harold Watrous

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Rev. Harold Watrous

Rev. Harold Watrous, 66, of Sioux Falls, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Sioux Falls.

Harold was born September 1, 1947 at New London, Connecticut. He grew up in Ledyard, CT and attended Barrington College in Barrington, RI, earning a BA degree in English in 1969.

In 1970, Harold entered military service with the US Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, HI. While serving in Hawaii, he met Carole Resler. The two were united in marriage on December 23, 1974 in Hawaii.

The couple moved to St. Paul, MN where Harold attended Luther Theological Seminary, receiving his Master of Divinity in 1979. He was ordained into ministry at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Missoula, MT. Throughout his pastoral career, Harold served congregations in Poplar and Malta, MT, Deer River, MN, Lemmon, SD, Faith Lutheran Church in New Effington, SD, Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Veblen, SD and First Lutheran Church in Clare City, SD. He retired from ministry in October of 2013. Soon after, he moved to Sioux Falls where he was living at the time of his death.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Brant Watrous of Seattle, WA and Bethany Watrous of Denver, CO, his brothers, Rich Watrous, Ed Watrous and Glen Watrous, sisters, Louise Crouch and Irene Schultz, and his dear friend, Eileen Halverson of Sioux Falls. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Jennie and Elisha, and his wife, Carole.

Funeral services will begin 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 1 at Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation with the family present will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday night at Miller West Funeral Chapel, 6200 W 41st Street. Interment will be in the Mt. Etna Cemetery, Mt. Etna, IN.


Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 30, 2014
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