Harold A. Pleet, 88, Stevens Point, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Aug. 17, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Burial was in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation was at the church Friday.
Shuda Funeral Service assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Pleet was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Theodore and Cecelia (Frank) Pleet. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 1943, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He served in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a military policeman and earned the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 battle stars, 2 Overseas Service Bars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 7, 1946, from Fort Sheridan.
He returned to the Stevens Point area.
He was married to Delia Simonis on May 11, 1946, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt.
The couple settled in Stevens Point, and he began working at Marathon Bait. After 20 years he began working at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He retired from there in 1985 after 21 years.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Joan (Thomas) Johnson, Plover; one son, Leroy (Vicki), Rosholt; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one infant son, one sister and one brother.