Harold Magnus was born on May 29, 1947 to Clarice and Clifford Magnus of Sarona at the Hunt Hill Audubon Camp near Sarona. After attending elementary school in Sarona, Harold graduated in 1965 from Spooner Memorial High School.
Upon graduating, Harold attended WITC in Rice Lake, graduating in 1968 with a degree in Architectural Drafting. After being employed by Owen Ayres in Eau Claire, Harold enlisted in the U.S. Army serving as a Medical Specialist in Vietnam from March, 1968 to July, 1969. He completed his military service while serving in Germany and was discharged on December 31, 1970.
Harold married Margaret Schultz of Eau Claire, WI on May 29, 1971. Together they have two sons, Randy and Benjamin and three adorable grandchildren.
Harold later attended CVTC in Eau Claire and graduated with an LPN degree. After working at the Cumberland Memorial Hospital in the Behavioral Health Department, Harold returned to school at River Wood in Prescott, WI to pursue his certification as an AODA counselor. He owned and operated two certified residential treatment facilities, Parkview Center and Magna House in Rice Lake for several years, retiring in 2009. Harold was an active member of Rice Lake Elks Lodge, #1441, for 33 years serving as Exalted Ruler in 1998-1999.
Harold is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, Randy and Benjamin; along with three grandchildren of which he was most proud, Brooke, Zachary and Greta; two sisters, Linda (Chuck) Schultz of Rice Lake and Gloria (Dan) Snell of Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarice and Clifford Magnus; and his brother, Bill.
A private graveside memorial service was held Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Spooner, WI, where Military Rites were accorded him by the Haugen American Legion Post, with Father Ed Anderson officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, WI.