THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Harry A. Greason
Issue Date: July 24, 2013
Harry A. Greason, 93, passed away in San Diego, Calif. on Tuesday, July 16.
The son of the late August and Mollie Greason 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 in San Diego. He earned the rank of Master Sergeant and during World War II participated in the battles for Saipan and Tarawa and also fought in the final battle of the Pacific war against the Japanese at Okinawa. 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 former Pauline Lambert of Marinette and they had two daughters, Jan and Jill.
Surviving are a daughter, Jan Greason; a brother, Alvin Greason of Crivitz and a sister, Joyce Schilling of Wauwatosa.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; daughter, Jill and six brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services with military honors were held in San Diego, Calif. on Wednesday, July 24.