Harold Springer

Springer, Harold James 80 years old passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 at his home. He was born November 29, 1932 in Bridgeport, IL the son of the late Ralph Marion and Addaline (Wesley) Springer. His early years in Bridgeport were spent on the small family farm where he remembered tending the chickens at around age five. The family moved to Zion around 1940, where Harold worked at a grocery store, and setting pins at the Zion Bowling Alley. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War, aboard the USS James E. Keyes and was honorably discharged in 1956. He and his late wife, Joanne (Ohmstead) married on May 4, 1956. They built a home and raised their family in Antioch, IL; eventually settling in Granger, IN in 1990. After Joanne passed away in February of 2011, Harold relocated back to Antioch. He was a man of faith and a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and being with family and friends. He was quick to help anyone and could fix just about anything. Harold was active with PM&L Theatre in Antioch, and his favorite pastime was playing (and winning) horseshoes. He worked for Sears for over 30 years initially working in the field as a heating and air conditioning repair man, and eventually retiring from management. Survivors include his children, Wanda (Wayne) Sobczak of Antioch, Nancy (Mike) Kinney of Wichita, KS, James (Kathleen Schultz) Springer of Round Lake, IL, and Jessica Springer of South Bend, IN; four grandchildren, Lisa (Gabriel) Gonzalez, Andrew (Carrie) Schaefer, Eric Geyer, and Becky Geyer; five great-grandchildren, Leslie, Joshua, Lindsey, James, and Joanne; and two brothers, Lyle (Marge) Springer of Winthrop Harbor, IL, and John Springer of Phoenix, AZ. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Charles, Ruby, Clyde, Adda, Clara Belle, Ralph Jr., Donald, and Lena. Funeral services with Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10AM on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at St. Peter Church, 557 Lake St., Antioch. Visitation will be from 4-8PM Wednesday at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83). INFO 847-395-4000. Interment of his ashes will be private in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Antioch. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the "Raise the Roof" Campaign for St. Peter Church. Please sign our online guest book at www.strangfh.com.

Funeral Home

Strang Funeral Home of Antioch - Antioch
1055 Main St.  Antioch, IL 60002

Published in News Sun from Sept. 14 to Sept. 20, 2013