LADD — Harold E. May, 85, of Ladd died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
Born Aug. 16, 1931, in Bureau County to Harold A. and Catherine M. (Meyer) May, he married Irene J. Rosczyk on June 28, 1952. She survives.
He graduated from LaMoille High School. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from Jan. 30, 1952, until Oct. 30, 1953. He was a staff sergeant with the Infantry 3rd Division.
He was a machine operator at Caterpillar in Joliet and then retired from Phillip-Johanna Plastic Plant in Ladd. He was a member of St. Benedict’s Church and Harold E. Russell Post 938 Ladd American Legion.
Also surviving are one daughter, Karen (Michael) Shinnick of Spring Valley; one son, David (Lilly) May of rural Granville; six grandchildren, Joshua (Robyn) Strait, Travis (Vicki) Strait, Dustin Strait, April (Shane) Weathersby, Julee (Dale) Corcoran and David (Tiffany) Shinnick; eight great-grandchildren, Liam, Piper, Maddie, Abram, Emmett, Evelyn, Parker and Quinn; and one sister, Darlene Vogt of Ladd.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Carlton Vogt.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in the Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd with the Rev. Mike Slutz, pastor of the Hollowayville United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Ladd Cemetery with full military services conducted by the Ladd American Legion. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.