Harold "Harry" Best

Best, Harold Harry 85, of Cahokia, IL., born February 16, 1928 in St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. Mr. Best was a Korean War Veteran; he was retired from Continental Can Company and was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ in Cahokia. He was preceded in death by his dear son, Kevin Best; his mother, Linda Kohlman and a brother, Raymond Best. Surviving are his wife of 57 years Clara Best, nee Michels;; his daughter, Kathy Best.; two sisters, Evelyn Higgins. and Dorothy Utley. He was a dear brother-inlaw, uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation on Friday March 15, 2013 at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, IL. from 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral service 10:30 A.M. on Saturday at the funeral home . Burial in Valhalla Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mar. 14, 2013