Harold Canterbury

Harold Emerson Canterbury

Harold Emerson Canterbury, age 92, of Adams, Minnesota, died at Adams Healthcare Center Sunday, March 9,
2014.
He was born December 24, 1921 to Arnal and Lulu (Burns) Canterbury in Portage, Ohio, where he grew up and
attended school. His mother, Lulu, died when he was eight years old, and he was raised by his father and
Emily Askins Canterbury.
He was trained to fly during his four year enlistment with the Naval Air Force.
He married Georgiana Scharf on January 11, 1947 in St. Marys, Ohio. They made their home in Portage and
Bowling Green, Ohio until 1976 when they moved to Minnesota to farm near Adams.
A member of First Baptist Church in Brownsdale, Harold loved the Lord Jesus Christ, his family and
farming.
Survivors include his son, Jon (Beverly "Jo") Canterbury of rural Adams, Minnesota; three
grandchildren, Jason (Janice) Canterbury, Joshua (Jody) Canterbury and Jeremy (Kristin) Canterbury;
eleven great-grandchildren, Zack, Kylie, Brody, Ellie, Cassidy, Chloe, Trent, Sara, Colton, Case and
Kenzie; brothers, James (Carol) Canterbury and Richard (Linda) Canterbury of Portage; two sisters,
Eileen (James) Avery of Bowling Green, Ohio and Helen (Jerry) Bowan of Portage, Ohio; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Georgiana; son, Tim; two brothers, Earl and Arnal; two
sisters, Jean Nusbaum and Mary Beverly.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Brownsdale
with Pastor Ken Petzold officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is
in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memorials to the First Baptist Church of Brownsdale, Gideons International or the
Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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