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Harold L. Pace

Harold L. Pace

   Harold L. Pace, 86, formerly of Fort Dodge, Iowa, died Sunday, October 28, 2007 at the Luther Home. He was born on a farm near Dow City, Iowa, on April 24, 1921. He was the youngest of nine children born to the late Andrew and Cora (Fisher) Pace.

   During WWII he served in the Army Air Corps in the European Theater of Operation seeing action in Africa, Italy and Germany, before being taken as a prisoner of war. He was held in Austria for 13 months and was awarded the Purple Heart and other military medals. Upon returning home, he worked for the Chicago Great Western railroad and then at a local grocery store. He married Eileen Hilbert on December 12, 1945. She preceded him in death in December 1999. In 1960 they moved to Fort Dodge, IA, where he worked for the USDA meat inspection service at Hormel and Iowa Beef until his retirement in 1983. He moved to Marinette in 2001.

   Harold is survived by a son, Leslie (Deborah) Pace o Marnette; a daughter, Carol Supenski of Big Rapids, MI; grandchildren; Amy and Christopher of Marinette, Cora and Shannon of Big Rapids, MI, and Rebekah, Andrew and Daniel of Cherokee, IA; five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Eileen, he was preceded in death by his daughter, JoAnn Pierson, who died of cancer in 1993; and all his brothers, Lewis Leroy Pace, Elmer Franklin Pace, Jesse Jackson Pace, Claude Devall Pace, Clayton Edmund Pace and Earl Clinton Pace; and all his sisters, Fern Fiona (Kline) Miller, Susan Jane Hansen Higgins, Lucy Pearl McCoid, Dora Mae Price Duncan, Alice Velma (Farley) Clark.  He is a maternal uncle of Kenneth Kline of Edina a brother of his mother, Fern.

   Private family services will be held.

   Harold’s final resting place will be in North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

   Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.