Harold was a master draftsman and model builder, particularly of boats and trains. He also collected, restored and loved antique clocks, crafting many parts by hand. Not only was Harold a voracious reader, but an author as well, writing many magazine articles, short stories and a novel. He was a walking library of knowledge regarding maritime history as well as the history of trains, boats and automobiles. Also, he would happily explain, in detail, how and why just about anything “mechanical” worked. He loved his many hobbies, his home, family, Crescent City and his “church family” at Grace Lutheran. Harold’s faith was solid and unshakable. He was kind, loving, and known as a true “gentleman” in every way.
His wife Irene died in 2002, but he is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Campbell, and her husband, Curt, of Oakhurst, Calif.; granddaughter Julie Crabtree and husband Phil and their children, great-granddaughters Charlotte and Isabel of Tigard, Ore.; and grandson Jay E. Campbell of Santa Barbara, Calif.
A remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m.
Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.