Friday, June 19, 2009

Harold Louis Nagel

Harold Louis Nagel, 98, passed away peacefully at Oak Ridge Care Center on Friday, June 19, 2009.

Harold was born in Milwaukee on December 25, 1910, to the late William and Louise (nee: Bauch) Nagel. He has lived in Racine since 1927.

On September 14, 1935, in St. Lucy Catholic Church, he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Alice E. Koeppen, who preceded him in death on March 22, 2007, after 71 years of marriage.

Harold was employed as an insurance agent with Prudential and pattern maker for George Gorton Machine for many years, retiring in 1974. He was a member and served as past-president of the Gorton Machine Social Club; vice-president on the board of directors for MCU Credit Union; co-owner and vice-president of Harben Mfg.; member of Machinists Union Local 437; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 286; and Businessmen’s Major League. Among his interests, Harold enjoyed bowling; golfing, especially with Ives Grove Senior League and Marsan League; and was an amateur baseball player having played on three championship teams – Dixon Sports, Badger Roofing and Gorton Machine.

Harold remained amazingly and completely independent in his own home until age 97. He loved nothing more than being in the surroundings of his entire family and extensive circle of friends.

Surviving are his grandchildren, Tria (Jim) Braun and Ted Durocher; great-grandchildren, Briara and Brody Braun; cousin, Beverly Rehbein; and many dear friends too numerous to mention by name. In addition to his parents and wife, Harold was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Louise Durocher; and sister-in-law, Irene Chapman.

In accordance with Harold’s wishes, a brief service of committal will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at 9 a.m. at the mausoleum of Graceland Cemetery. Those wishing to attend on Thursday should meet at the entrance of Graceland Cemetery (corner of Osborne and Graceland Blvds.) by 8:55 am.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000

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