AITKIN -- Harold O. Chrisinger, 84, Aitkin, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
He was born March 11, 1916, in Hixton, Wis., to Michael and Olga (Schnick) Chrisinger. He moved with his family to Palisade and attended the Hebron School and the Aitkin High School, graduating in 1933. He married Eva Ramey on Aug. 21, 1936, in Aitkin. They had lived in Palisade, Calumet and Albert Lea. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II and served in the South Pacific. He had worked on the Alaskan Hiway. He then worked as a driller in the mines at Hibbing and then Greenland, installing radar systems. He worked for 20 years with Wilson Meat Packing in Albert Lea, retiring in 1967. They returned to the Aitkin area after his retirement and has lived here since. He was a member of the local meat packing union in Albert Lea and was a member of the Aitkin VFW Roberts-Glad Post No. 1727.
Survivors include his wife, of Aitkin; a son, Lee Chrisinger, Brainerd; a daughter, Judy Ohm, West Lafayette, Ind., 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Iva Butcher, Kimberly, and Marion Solberg, Blair, Wis.; and a brother, Edward Chrisinger, Fairfax, Va.
A sister, Alice, and two brothers, Richard and Leonard, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin with the Rev. Rick Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Lakewood Cemetery of Crosby. Military rites will be provided by the Aitkin Veterans Post.
Friends may call an hour before services at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin.
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