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Harry Dechand



Harry was born September 21, 1932 in Camp 7 and remained a lifetime resident of Glenwood. He was a student in the Glenwood School District. He started working for wages at the age of 18, then joined the Marine Corps and fought in the Korean war and also achieved rank of Sgt. After leaving the service, he worked for J. Neils and Champion International for 37 years. He drove a caterpillar tractor and operated other heavy equipment. Harry retired in 1986 and went into business for himself driving his cat, doing contracting work for Long View Fiber.

Harry married Lois Gribner in 1955 and to this marriage, four children were born. They lived their life in Glenwood raising their children,...

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