Harold Estel Wahlstrom, of Buchanan

Published 9:23 am Friday, November 2, 2018

April 12, 1931 — Oct. 30, 2018

Harold Estel Wahlstrom, 87, of Buchanan, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 30, 2018.

Harold was born in Judsonia, Arkansas, on April 12, 1931. The eldest of four children, he grew up in Searcy, Arkansas, with his parents, Leonard and Elvie (English) Wahlstrom, and siblings, Winford, Rose, and William.

Harold Estel Wahlstrom

In the summer of 1948, he met his soulmate, Jessie “Alene” (Kelems) Wahlstrom. Harold and Alene were married in Lepanto, Arkansas on Oct. 1, 1949. The following year, they welcomed their first child, Barbara, and made the 600-mile move north to Buchanan, Michigan. Shortly thereafter, they were blessed with a second daughter, Teresa, and son, Scott.

He is lovingly remembered by siblings; Winford (Doris) Wahlstrom, of LaPorte, Indiana and William (Shirley) Wahlstrom, of Buchanan; children Barbara (Gary) Herman, of Buchanan, Teresa Hall, of Lake Bluff, Illinois, and Scott (Stacy) Wahlstrom, of Buchanan; grandchildren Jason, Matt, Kelli, Katie, Joshua, Jordan, and Jacob; great-grandchildren Bethany, Taylor, Cassie, Hannah, Harper, and Worthy; and many other devoted family members.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents (Leonard and Elvie), sister, Rose Sears, and wife, Alene.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening, Nov. 4 at Hoven Funeral Home, 414 E. Front St, Buchanan, Michigan, 49107.

Funeral services will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Portage Road General Baptist Church, 1765 Portage Road Niles with visitation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to service.

Harold will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan.

Donations may be made in Harold’s memory to: Hospice Caring Circle, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or Portage Road General Baptist Church, 1765 Portage Road, Niles, MI 49120. Online condolences may be made at hovenfunerals.com.