Charles N. Harwood, 89, King, father of a Stevens Point woman, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Main Chapel at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, with Chaplain Wayne Schwanke officiating. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.
Visitation will be at the chapel from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service.
A memorial has been established to the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Harwood was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Paisley B. and Sylvia E. (Rehm) Harwood.
After high school, he attended Purdue University for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an infantry machine gunner in three European campaigns. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in November 1945 in which he received a Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf cluster, a Bronze Star medal, an Expert Infantry citation and a Combat Infantry citation.
After his discharge from the military, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a business administration degree in marketing.
Mr. Harwood was married to Evelyn J. Fronsdal on Sept. 6, 1947, in Minneapolis. She died on March 31, 1998.
He worked at Eaton-Cutler Hammer in Milwaukee for 31 years as an assistant manager of purchasing in the corporate headquarters and Milwaukee manufacturing operations until his retirement in 1982.
He was a life member of the Milwaukee Association of Purchasing Management and was appointed as the first citizen member of the Milwaukee Co. Purchasing Standardization Committee from 1958 to 1985. He received the annual Purchasing Progress Award in the Purchasing News for “outstanding contribution to the science and art of purchasing.”
He volunteered at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Interfaith Older Adult Programs Inc.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann (Robert) Grunert, Waukegan, Ill., Cathy Paisley, San Diego, Calif., and Colleen (Dirk Sr.) Gunderson, Stevens Point; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, John; and one sister, Paisley Ann Harris.