Andresen, Harold (1916-1970)

Harold Andresen was born in Brislet Township in Polk County, MN in 1916 and lived most of his life on his parents’ farm except one summer he helped out at a chicken ranch in California, and the three and one half years he spent n the field artillery of the Army. He served in Camp Claiborne, LA; Northern Ireland; North Africa and Italy. He was discharged in 1944.

In 1945, he married Mable Dimmen of Thief River Falls, MN. She had taught in Pennington County rural schools for 8 years and worked at International Harvester, St. Paul for 2 years.

Harold operated the family farm until the parents’ deaths. He continued on this farm and engaged in dairy and grain farming. He and Mable had 4 children: Joyce (Mrs. Dallas Way); Robert; Harvey (Susan Schmitz); and LeRoy.

Harold was a member of the Town Board for several years and was active with farm work until his death from a heart attack on February 28, 1970.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by:  Cheryl Srnsky