Harold Andrew Einsiedel, age 92 of Delavan, Wi., passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Harold was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, on August 19, 1920, to George and Emma (Walda) Einsiedel. During the great depression his family moved to Milwaukee. Harold graduated fromWest Division High School in Milwaukee in 1937 where he won all-city football honors. During WWII, he served in the US Army-Air Corps as a flight engineer and logged 1300 combat hours in the North Africa-Mediterranean and China-Burma-India theatre of operations. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation. He married Wilma (Del) Jesmok on May 18, 1946 in Milwaukee. She predeceased him on Feb. 16, 2012. Harold worked for General Foundries in Milwaukee until 1958 when he purchased a building in Sharon,Wisconsin, from Sta-Rite Industries, and began Sharon Foundry. He ran the foundry with much dedication until retirement in 2011. He served on the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank and M&I Bank. He was a lifelong member of American Legion Post #1 inMilwaukee. Harold served on the Delbrook Golf Commission and was instrumental in obtaining the watered fairways. His favorite hobby was playing golf at Delbrook Golf Course, where he enjoyed many rounds with his “cronies.” He also enjoyed deer hunting on the Apostle Islands.
He is survived by his daughter,Mary(Philip) Kilkenny, his grandchildren, Kristin Del Kilkenny and Kurt Andrew Kilkenny and great-grandchildrenMary Katharine (Katie), Charles (Charlie) and John Beckman; Skye, Brooke, Morgan, Jacob, and Emma Kilkenny, and great-great-grandchild Paisley. He was predeceased by his parents, wife and brother Carl. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him, including Lydia and Bonnie, Del and Harold’s special long-time caregivers.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan,Wi. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memory Garden in Lake Geneva, Wi. Memorials may be made to Aurora VNA Hospice. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, Wi. is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com.