Harold Gray

Gray, Harold Leon

Harold Leon Gray, 88, Baileys Harbor, passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2013, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.

He was born on Sept. 5, 1924, to John and Lucieo (Kaczmarek) Gray.

He lived all his life in Door County. He graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1943. He was a farmer all his life. On Nov. 15, 1947, he married Ruth Smejkal at St. Peter and Pauls Catholic Church in Institute.

He was a member of Stella Maris Parish (St. Marys of the Lake) in Baileys Harbor and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ruth; six children, Janice Belleau, Mary (Dennis) Schultz, David (Jola) Gray, John (Lori) Gray, Paul (Mary Kaye) Gray and Pamela Gray; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Geri (David) Niedzwiecki.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucieo Gray; brother, Edward Gray; and sisters, Evelyn Ehlers, Irene Elkin, and Dolores Flok.

Harold enjoyed spending time with his family, talking farming, playing sheepshead cards, polka music, traveling, cooking in his later years and most enjoyed going to the casino.

Funeral Services will be held at Stella Maris Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. Visitation with the family will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow.

Online registration and condolences may be offered at www.caspersonfuneralhome.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013