Harry A. Greason
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:01 PM
Harry A. Greason, 93, son of the late August and Mollie Greason, passed away July 16, 2013 in San Diego. He was born on the Greason family farm east of Coleman.
During the Great Depression era, he worked as a farmhand, canning company employee and as a cheesemaker at the Ausloos cheese factory in Coleman. He also participated for a year in the National Youth Administration (NYA). In 1940, he joined the United States Marines and received his training at San Diego. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. During World War II, he participated in the battles for Saipan and Tarawa. He also fought in the final battle of the Pacific War against the Japanese at Okinowa. He then spent time in China before returning to the U.S.A. After six years in the Marines, he took a position supervising heavy equipment for the city of San Diego. He married the late Pauline Lambert of Marinette. They had two daughters, Jan and Jill.
Harry is survived by his daughter, Jan Greason; a brother, Alvin of Crivitz and a sister, Joyce Schilling of Wauwatosa, Wis. He had six brothers and three sisters.
The funeral, with military honors, was held in San Diego on July 24.