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Harold D. Wolber

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Harold D. Wolber, 88, of Sterling died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.

He was born Sept. 6, 1925, in a farm house in Jordan Township north of Sterling. He attended a one-room school house and later graduated from Sterling High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II.

He married the love of his life, Henrietta “Hank” Williamson, on Oct. 2, 1948, in Rock Falls. She died Nov. 11, 2006. Harold had been employed for 40 years as a machinist at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling. He was a member of First Congregational Church – UCC in Rock Falls; the Sterling American Legions Post 296; and was a life member of the VFW. Harold and his late wife, Henrietta, were avid bowlers and he was very dedicated serving on military funeral honor guards. He was a Cubs fan, making a yearly visit to Wrigley Field.

Surviving are his sons Kim (Jean) Wolber of Polo and Jeff Wolber of Sterling; his sisters, Helen Friel of Sterling and Florence Dickinson of Sterling; brothers Marvin Wolber of Moline and Ronald Wolber of Mount Carroll; three grandchildren, Gregory, Douglas and Tricia, and five great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Wayne.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church – UCC in Rock Falls, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Al Campbell officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

McDonald Funeral Homes is handling arrangements. Go to to post condolences.

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