Harold Huissen, 94, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his residence.
It's with much sadness that Kenosha announces the passing of a former member. Harold Huissen was a loyal member with Kenosha, not only for his singing and his positive attitude, but also for his zealous manner in serving whenever needed. Among his many contributions, he arranged for Kenosha to rehearse at his church for many years. Harold was also a frequent attendee at our monthly gathering of barbershoppers from Illinois and Wisconsin. He will be greatly missed.
He was born on May 7, 1926 to the late Adrian and Elizabeth (Vreeke) Huissen in Sheboygan. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha. Harold entered the US Navy and served during WWII. He drove Amphibious Transport Boats carrying soldiers to beaches in the South Pacific. Harold personally witnessed the raising of the American Flag in Imo Jima. He was honorably discharged on June 19, 1946 ranked as SKG Third Class. Continuing in the Reserves through March 25, 1953. Harold was very proud of being able to go on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
On April 2, 1960 he married Lois Mae Rogin in Kenosha. She preceded him in death on September 15, 2014. Harold worked as a custodian for 40 years in the Kenosha Unified School District, retiring as Head Custodian at Tremper High School. Harold was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He loved singing in the choir and he taught Sunday School.
Harold was a member of the Barbershop Quartet, the 4 Voices, and also the Barbershop Chorus which he loved. Harold enjoyed listening to Lenny on WLIP talk radio every morning for years and listened until he went into the hospital. He enjoyed camping, going to Hero's Café and socializing and going to Wilmot to watch the stock car races. Harold was a dedicated Packer fan and loved playing Monopoly with his grandchildren, making it an annual event and spending time with his family.
Harold is survived by his children Kathleen (Stanley) Dugas of Racine, Donna (Peter) DeBree of Salem, Christine (Donald) Sireci of Saratoga, CA, Lynda (Thomas) Pfeiffer of Somers, Carol Ann Hall of Kenosha, Kenneth (Mary) Huissen of Kenosha and David Huissen of Kenosha, his 19 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.