Harold J. Price


Harold James Price, 78, of Shawano, formerly of Milwaukee, was called home by the Great Creator and began his journey to the spirit world on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

Harold was born on Dec. 19, 1941, to the late Lewis and Margaret (Welch) Price in Red Springs, brother to the late Victor Price, Bernard Price, Michael Cook Sr., Albert Cook, William Cook, Beatrice Cook and Veronica Cook, survived by sisters, Beverly Klemp and Micholeen Kormann and sisters-in-law Elisabeth Price and Kay Cook.

Harold is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Darlene (Katchenago) Price; sons, Harold Katchenago (Linda) and Steven (Kori) Price; and daughters, Nicole (John) Gnadt and Sheila (Val) Navarro. Harold is also survived by his grandchildren, John (Vanessa) Katchenago, Jessie (Richard) Boyd, Dan Gnadt, Mitchell Gnadt, Olivia Gnadt, Julia Gnadt, Justin Navarro, Jesse Navarro, Rick Navarro, Blaze Navarro, Kenedie Malone, Ramsey Price, Jace Price and Emerson Price; great-grandchildren, Lilia Katchenago, Freyja Katchenago, Ziva Boyd, Ethan Boyd and Korric Malone; and godsons, Darrell Schneider and A.J. Price.

Harold attended school in Bowler and continued his education at Boys’ Technical High School in Milwaukee before proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the honored Mohican Veterans group, where he represented the group for many occasions and was part of the color guard at numerous pow wows. He was a devoted member of the congregation at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena with his wife, Darlene.

Prior to his retirement, Harold proudly worked for Allis Chalmers in West Allis. After retiring, Harold enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, whom he adored. Harold loved photography, and could always be seen with a camera around his neck ready to snap a picture. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandchildren. Harold enjoyed helping others, being active in his community, listening to his favorite music, and taking road trips with his wife.

Harold could always be found with a big smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes, ready to tell a humorous story or a bad “dad joke” while wearing one of his many caps on his head. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Visitation began at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at David Barrett Parish Hall in Keshena where all are welcome to attend. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, starting at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s. Military Honors will be conducted by the Mohican Veterans at the church following services. Procession to Harold’s final resting place to follow at the conclusion of services. Harold’s family invites all loved ones and friends to join in the celebration of his life back at St. Michael’s, where a luncheon will be served.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Maple Lane Heath Services and Heartland Hospice for the care provided.