Harold L. Paddock, 72, of Lake Forest for 50 years, passed
away Friday, December 26, 2003.
Harry was born August 19, 1931 in Wyeville, WI, the
youngest of seven. In 1947, he left the area to pursue the
American Dream. After living and working a short time in
Milwaukee, he came to live in Lake County in 1949. Entering
the U.S. Army in 1951, he served two years in Geissen,
Germany and worked deploying motor vehicles, which provided
him with valuab!e management experience. After his military
service, he married Shirley MacDonald on February 13, 1954
a resident of Lake Forest. Harry joined the Lake Forest
Public Schools, District 67, where he was a dedicated
employee for 38 years. His work ranged from bus driver-for
which some local residents still recall his services-to
overseeing the buildings and grounds during their period of
greatest expansion. When he joined the District, there were
just two buildings-Halsey (demolished) and Gorton-with
construction on Deerpath School beginning then. In future
years he also participated in the construction and
subsequent renovations of Sheridan, Everett, Cherokee and
Deerpath. After his retirement from his post as Chief
Engineer in 1992, he was retained as a consultant by
District 67, again engaged in expansions and renovation.
Harry was legendary for his mechanical ability, effectively
and cheerfully helping his friends. For many years he was a
volunteer with local Boy Scouts, driving the bus to Camp
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan in northern Wisconsin. He is a member of the
American Legion and a former President of the National
Association of Power Engineers. He served on the Board of
the East Fox Lake Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley M. Paddock; his
children, Chadwick (Donna) Paddock of Naples, FL, Kenneth
Paddock of Trevor, WI, and Chandra (Scott) Bovee-Solberg of
Antioch; grandfather of Sean and Paige Paddock, Rhea and
Cailene Bovee and Jacob Solberg; and many loving friends
and family members.
Memorial Service 3:30 PM Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at
Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Ave., Lake Forest, IL,
60045 Info: 847-234-0022.