Harmon W. Gradeless

Harmon Willard Gradeless, 73, Farmer of County Hwy EE, Almond Wisconsin

Born July 21, 1928 at Polk Township, Huntington County, Indiana

Son of Walter Irvin and Lela Mae (Bare) Gradeless

Died April 9, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Mr. Gradeless grew up in Huntington County Indiana, attended Chester High School at North Manchester and Graduated from Pierceton High School in Pierceton Indiana in 1948.

He was married to Donna Mort at Pierceton Indiana in 1948 and had three sons. Mr. Gradeless lived most of his adult life at Pierceton, Indiana before moving to a farm at Almond, Wisconsin in 1962 where he has since resided.

Mr. Gradeless remarried to Beverly Ann "Sue" Keplinger on 13 Nov 1973 at Almond, Wisconsin.

Mr. Gradeless farmed in Indiana and operated the North Manchester Sinclair and later the Winona Lake Texaco.

After moving to Wisconsin in 1962, Mr. Gradeless has operated a farm while working for several years in construction, at Waupaca Foundries in Waupaca and at Steel King in Stevens Point. Mr. Gradeless was preceeded in death by his parents, sisters Daisy Rebecca Gradeless, Ila Stensel and brother Charles Gradeless.

Mr. Gradeless is survived by his wife: Sue Gradeless.
His sister: Mrs. Elizabeth Leach of North Webster, Indiana
Sons: Dr. Donald E. Gradeless of Brookfield, Wisconsin

Steven W. Gradeless of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Rex L. (Sally) Gradeless of Auburn, Indiana.
Grandchildren: Jason (Denice) Gradeless of Plover, Wisconsin
Wade Gradeless of Almond, Wisconsin
Rex L. Gradeless II and Kyle R. Gradeless of Auburn Indiana
Mrs. Ross (Wendy) Leininger of Chicago, Illinois
Great Grandchildren: Jordan, Jared and Caleb Gradeless of Plover, Wisconsin
Ella Leininger of Chicago, Illinois
Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 10-11 am at the Almond Methodist Church, Almond, Wisconsin.

Services will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the Almond Methodist Church with burial in Almond Cemetery.  Reception to follow at the Church. Holly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 10, 2002- DEG