September 19, 2019

Harold L. Woolhiser

Died May 16, 2019


Harold LeRoy Woolhiser, 89, of Standish passed away peacefully after a long illness at the Standish Long Term Care Facility on May 16, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born to the late George and Lola (Cunningham) Woolhiser on April 19, 1930, in Clifford. Harold married Mary J. LaLonde at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pinconning on June 5, 1948. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 5, 2018. Harold and Mary moved to Dearborn Heights to find work and raised their children until 1968 when they returned to Arenac County and purchased the business (as Harold called it, “Al Miller’s Old Place”) he worked at when he was a young 16-year-old. He continued working there until he and his wife retired in 1995. In his free time he enjoyed hunting with his father until his death in 1951 and then hunting and camping with his daughters, son and grandchildren. A family tradition, “The Deer Hunt” was Nov. 15 of every year.

Harold is survived by his loving wife, Mary; and their five children, Carol (Ed) Sharoian, Darlene (Bernie) Barber, Marlene (Dale) Cousineau, Diane (Jack) Temple and Harold G. (Paulette) Woolhiser. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Annie Metcafe; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Woolhiser; a son, Harold Eugene Woolhiser; a daughter, Mary Ann Woolhiser; a son, Michael Paul Woolhiser; two sons-in-law, Harry Deck and Kenneth Showalter; a brother-in-law, Frank Metcafe; two sisters-in-law, Sister Ceilia LaLonde and Esther Laverty; a brother-in-law, Delbert Laverty; a sister-in-law, Adelaide C. LaBean; and a brother-in-law, Harold J. LaBean.

According to Harold’s wishes, cremation has taken place. No memorial service is planned at this time. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel.


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Bob Kohn

My condolences to the family.

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