Harland Stanley Emerson

Harland Stanley Emerson

MADISON – HARLAND STANLEY EMERSON PASSED AWAY JANUARY 23, 2018 AT BROOKDALE MIDDLETON STONEFIELD IN MIDDLETON, WI WHERE HE HAD RESIDED FOR THE PAST 10 MONTHS.

HARLAND WAS BORN IN BLUE MOUNDS, WISCONSIN ON FEBRUARY 16, 1924. AS A YOUNG MAN HE SERVED IN THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS DURING WORLD WAR II.

HE WAS ACTIVE IN MANY MASONIC BODIES INCLUDING CHAPTER, COUNCIL, COMMANDRY. HE HOLDS THE HONOR OF 32ND DEGREE SCOTTISH RIGHT MASON AND IS A PAST MASTER OF IONIC LODGE, PAST SUPREME WATCHMAN OF SHEPHERDS OF THE ORDER OF WHITE SHRINE OF JERUSALEM, AND PAST GRAND ROYAL PATRON OF THE ORDER OF THE AMARANTH. HE WAS KNOWN AS “CHUMLEY” WITH THE ZOR SHRINE CLOWNS. HE LOVED TO PARADE, SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND CHAT WITH KIDS WHILE THE PARADE MARCHED BY.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, BEULAH AND SAM EMERSON, HIS SIBLINGS, CHESTER STEBNITZ, BERT EMERSON, VIOLET CHRISTIANSEN, CLIFFORD EMERSON AND ROBERT EMERSON. HE WAS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE JUDY; DAUGHTER CINDY (LAURA), AND SON JEFF (BETH). HARLAND IS ALSO SURVIVED BY FIVE ADVENTUREOUS GRANDCHILDREN, JEREMIAH, MICHELLE, ANDREW, ANNA AND JOHN EMERSON. ALSO VERY DEVOTED COUSINS SUE AND TOM ALDRICH AS WELL AS MANY LOVING NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

THE FAMILY WISHES TO THANK THE CARING STAFF AT BROOKFIELD/STONEFIELD AND SSM HEALTH AT HOME HOSPICE CARE. YOU MADE HIS LAST DAYS FILLED WITH LOVE, GENTLENESS AND CARING.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. MEMORIAL OFFERINGS MAY BE MADE TO SHRINER’S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, 2211 N OAK PARK AVE, CHICAGO IL 60707 OR TO SSM HEALTH AT HOME HOSPICE CARE, 4639 HAMMERSLEY RD, MADISON WI 53711.

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