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“sorry about your dad our prayers goes out to you and your family ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: ARTHUR / LENA WISE - NILES, MI

“Was very sorry to hear your Dad passed away Diana. I speak on behalf of Jen and the Shuffleboard league in sending our deepest condolences to you and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lyle Unger, Jen Duncan & Southwestern Michigan Shuffleboard Leag - MI

“We are really going to miss you but, I know that your with grandma now and Bryce.One of the memories that keeps standing out is when we went to...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Heather Nikodem King - Niles, MI

“For my grandpa who now rests in peace I have alot of great memories when I was young with you and grandma .spending time camping , fishing, going to...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: stephanie Crespo King - FL

“dad we will sure miss you you were a great father it was sooo sad you suffered but you are with mom now i will always think of the great times we...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: steve - niles, MI

“Grandpa -I'm sorry we did not have the chance to spend time together these past 7 years. You have [another] beautiful great-granddaughter, Lexi that...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Nicole King - Indianapolis, IN

“I know I didnt know him for a very long time, but he was my grandfather, and will be missed very much, Grandma and Grandpa King are finally back...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Casandra King - San Angelo, TX

“To my loving grandpa.I will always remember the times we use to spend together.You always had a smile on your face when everyone came to see you.The...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: mellissa andersen - niles, MI

“It has been an HONOR to be a part of your wonderful Family! Your beautiful stories and memories you've shared with me, will always be treasured! I...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Laura - NULL

“Sorry to hear about your Dad may God be with you at this time of need of your loss ,Hes in good hands with God. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Vickie Vosburgh - Niles, MI


Harold's life began on October 22, 1930 in Dowagiac, the son of Julius and Lulene (Elliott) King.

He was united in marriage to the former Barbara Carter on November 16, 1950 at the Federated Church in Dowagiac. Harold was employed by Dowagiac Lumber and Coal Company and for Judd Lumber Company for many years. He enjoyed making wooden cabinets for many people's homes, and he made lots of craft items from wood. He loved to fish and camp up north at Cranberry Lake with his late wife Barbara. Harold enjoyed putting together puzzles with his whole family. He was a member of the Dowagiac Eagles.

His loving family includes his children Steve (Laura) King of Niles, Ronald Ottinger of Niles, Barbara Jean (Douglas) Brown of Niles, Chester King of Rhode Island, Michael King of Niles, Billy (Shelly) King of Buchanan and Diana Jeffrey of Niles, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, sister Dorothy White of Dowagiac, brother Dean King of Indiana and companion Bev Vance of Dowagiac.

Harold passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara in 2004, children Bruce, Rodney and Junior King, sister Alice Elliott, and brothers Kenny King, Paul King, Richard King, Clare King, Bob King and Julius King. His family will receive friends on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at McLauchlin-Clark Funeral Home where his funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday led by Pastor Scott Labbe. He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac following the service. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Borgess Hospice. Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Harold at www.mclauchlin-clark.com .