EAST PEORIA - Harold J. Naumann, 91, of East Peoria, Ill., formerly of Sunnyland, died at 6:56 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center emergency room in Peoria.
Born April 8, 1920, in Green Bay, Wis., to Frederick and Rose Hurckman Naumann, he married Gertrude "Gertie" Sadlowksi on July 31, 1955, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1995.
Surviving are one son, Joe (Judy) Naumann; granddaughter, Marie Morris; and great-grandson, Hayden Ralph, all of Peoria; grandsons, Brian (Ashley) Anderson of Cumming, Ga., Brett (Katie) Anderson of Norcross, Ga., and Bobby Anderson of Chicago, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Bridget, Braxton and Aubrey Anderson; one sister, Geraldine Albrecht of Green Bay, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother and one sister.
Harold retired from Komatsu on April 1, 1983, after 42 years of service in the tool crib in Peoria.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington for more than 50 years.
Harold was a World War II veteran who received two Bronze Stars and a life-member of DAV as well as past commander of DAV Chapter No. 1 in Peoria in 1960.
He was a past member of the Boilermaker Union No. 158.
Harold was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan and also enjoyed ballroom dancing at the Itoo Club and Fondulac Park District in East Peoria.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at St. Patrick Church in Washington. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, where recitation of the rosary will be at 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be a half hour prior to Mass at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or memorial Masses said in his name.
Harold's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneral.com, where condolences may also be sent to the family.