Harold was born on March 23, 1932, in Princeton, the son of William and Vivian (Anderson) House. He grew up in Spencer Brook Township, farming with his family and attended country school there.
He entered the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and served in Korea. He was united in marriage with Betty Olson in Bartlesville, Okla., on May 1, 1961. They made their home in Northeast Minneapolis/Columbia Heights at Hilltop and he worked with Cargill as a boiler engineer in Northeast Minneapolis and later in Savage, before retiring in 1987.
He purchased 200 acres of land in Spencer Brook Township, Isanti County in 1965, and in 1976, they built their home there and moved to rural Princeton, where they have lived since. He farmed the land over the years, raising corn, beans and alfalfa.
Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid sports fan, cheering on Tiger Woods in golf, Manny Paquiao in boxing, the Vikings and auto racing. He was featured in Outdoor News with a picture of his big buck on the front cover. He loved spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife Betty; sons Harold Jr. (Nancy) of Barron, Wis., and Nathan (Susan) of Princeton; three grandchildren Daniel, Ellie and Reed; two sisters and a brother: Carol (Dale) Hamner of Princeton, Leone Blair (Bob Lynch) of Oak Grove, and Bill Jr. (Judy) of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bill Sr. and Vivian.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28 at the Princeton Evangelical Free Church.