Harold Anthony Freouf was born on November 12, 1931 in Martin, South Dakota to Anton and Albina Freouf. Harold passed away on September 9, 2021 in Denver, Colo.
He attended Martin Grade School and High School. While attending school, he played and lettered in several sports. He also played in a semi pro baseball league where his team won the league championship. The team’s photo still hangs today in the Martin Museum.
After graduating from high school, Harold travelled to California to attend Ferrier School, where he earned his license in horseshoeing.In October of 1952, Harold joined the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany. He was a member of the 6th Armed Calvary Regiment, where he was a track and vehicle mechanic. While in the Army, he received the Army Occupational Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. In October of 1954, Harold was honorably discharged.
After the Army, Harold went to work for Kiewit Construction as a truck driver which he loved. In 1964, he met Colleene Johnshrud in Gillette, Wyo. That same year, they moved to Rapid City where their 2 children Timothy (1967) and Theresa (1968) were born.
In 1978, the whole family moved to Denver to help take care of Colleene’s mother. They worked several jobs and raised their children. During Harold’s off time, he would referee basketball and umpire softball games.In 2001, Harold and Colleene moved to Greeley, Colo. While in Greeley, Harold worked for Stoddard Funeral Home.
In 2012, Harold moved to Aurora, Colo., to live with his daughter Theresa and Barry; he lived there until his passing in 2021.
Harold had a love and passion for his Green Bay Packers and Colorado Rockies; he hardly missed a game. He also enjoyed puzzling (you could call him “Puzzle Master”) or watching any type of TV; his favorites were the Discovery and History channels.
Harold was a loyal Sergeant at Arms and a member of the American Legion for 67 years.Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Albina, his sister Phyllis Thompson, and his son Timothy Freouf.
Harold is survived by his children Theresa (Barry) Brooks, Aurora, Colo.; Anda Anderson, Custer; and Randy Scott, Rapid City. He has also been blessed with 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stoddardsunset.com for the Freouf family.