Harold A. Schlais was born January 26, 1925 in Ketchikan Alaska to Alfred and Margaret Schlais. His father was a light housekeeper on Sentinel Island. He grew up in Ketchikan. When he was 18, he went to Washington State to help his mother and was drafted into the army and served in England, France and Germany. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After his service he traveled to California where he worked for Lockhead for two years and then went to work for Western Airlines for 26 years. In 1970 he met and married his wife Karen and to this union they had a son Bill. In December of 1984 he was able to join his family in Chadron and has resided here ever since.
He is survived by his wife Karen, son Bill (Eunice), 2 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, a sister Dorothy of Soldotna Alaska and a host of nieces and nephews.
Harold passed away October 1, 2019 in Chadron.
Funeral graveside services at Greenwood Cemetery October 11, 2019 at 10:00AM.
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