Harold D. Grainger

May 1, 1922 - April 24, 2007

Harold D. Grainger, 84, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

He was born May 1, 1922 in Waupaca, the son of William and Kathryn (nee O’Neil) Grainger.

Harold was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha and was formerly an active member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He had been employed for 30 years at Waukesha Engine and was a member of the Waukesha Engine Old Timers. He had played baseball a number of years ago in the Land o’ Lakes League for Waukesha CYO and also for the Condella’s Tap fast pitch softball team that won a state championship. Harold was an avid walker and he loved the time he spent on the golf course.

Harold is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 64 years, Ruth (nee Seth); daughter, Sharon (Bill) Albert of Sturgeon Bay; son, Michael (Mary) Grainger of Mission Viejo, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Alvarez of Waukesha, Leslie (Gunnar) Gruenke of Delafield, Matthew (Sue) Albert of Waukesha and Michael Grainger Jr. of Waukesha; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Courtney, Lindsay, Madelyn, Abigail, Hannah and Garrett; sister, Colleen (George) Runkel of Waukesha; brother, William (Joy) Grainger of Pensacola, Fla.; as well as other relatives, friends and by most of his golfing buddies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Kathryn Grainger, and a grandson, William Albert Jr.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday, April 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the church, the St. Vincent DePaul Society or to AngelsGrace Hospice. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the entire staff at AngelsGrace for the love and care extended to Harold.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.