Harold J. Vietz obituary

Harold J. Vietz Obituary

Boise, Idaho, United States

July 04, 1936 - July 31, 2015

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Harold J. Vietz obituary

Harold J. Vietz Obituary

Jul 04, 1936 - Jul 31, 2015

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Harold J. VietzJuly 4, 1936 - July 31, 2015Harold J. Vietz, 79, of Chubbuck, Idaho, passed away following an illness on July 31, 2015 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello. He was born on July 4, 1936 in Glen Ullin, North Dakota to Lillian (Ost) and William Vietz.Harold received his education in North Dakota. Following graduation from Mandan High School, Harold entered the military. He served in the US Army during the Occupation of Berlin from 1956 to 1957 when he was honorably discharged in Cicero, Illinois.Harold continued his education through the Apprentice Carpenter's Union in Pocatello. He worked for Brennan Construction as a Superintendent prior to his retirement in 1998.Harold married Rhodora M. Ferguson on March 1, 1963 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello. He was a member of the American Legion Post 4 in Pocatello and the Berlin US Military Veterans Association as well as the American Legion. Harold loved to hunt, fish, hike and especially loved the outdoors. He enjoyed growing his vegetable garden. He was gifted with wood working and made beautiful pieces for their home. He and Rhodora enjoyed traveling in the camper to the Salmon river country for fishing and camping. They also traveled to veterans reunions where ever they were held.Harold was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Rhodora as well as his siblings, Alvin George Vietz of Livingston, Montana, Benny Clarence Vietz of San Bruno, California, Charles Williams Vietz, of Montana, Gary Jery Vietz of Sedro Wooley, Washington, Betty Lou Porter of Mount Flake Terrace, Washington and Rodney Allen Vietz of San Bruno, California, as well as several nieces and one nephew.A celebration of life will be held 1:30 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 248 North Arthur, Pocatello, Idaho. Burial will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may send contributions in Harold's name to 241 North Garfield Ave., Pocatello, Idaho 83204.
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