STAPLES -- Harold Louis Jares, 79, Staples, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at the V.A. Medical Center in St. Cloud.
He was born April 19, 1922, in Cass County to Anthony and Mary (Nanik) Jares. He attended Esterday School. He entered the Army in 1942. He served as a sergeant in the infantry during World War II. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to the Staples area and worked as a logger for many years. In 1960, he began driving truck over the road for Global Trucking of Anaheim, Calif. He returned to the Staples area in the early 1980s. He drove a logging truck until his retirement. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Motley and a life member of the VFW Post No. 1910.
Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Strack, Randall; and two brothers, Frank Jares, Staples, and Kenneth Jares, Reno, Nev.
Two sisters, Marion and Violet, and four brothers, Henry, Floyd, Donald and Thomas, died earlier.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Motley with Father Robert Landsberger officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with parish prayers at 7 p.m., at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
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