The 1920s began a new phase of living within the culture of America. The nation was experiencing tremendous growth with technological advances while many were enjoying the security of stable paychecks. Specifically, the year 1926 had an unemployment rate of only 1.8% at a time when Henry Ford introduced the 40 hour work week. Although gangsters and prohibition went hand-in-hand, families found much to be thankful for. This was especially true for Max and Esther Leberman when on April 7, 1926, they welcomed the birth of their son, Harold into their hearts.
Born in Escanaba, Michigan, Harold was raised in a large family where everyone pitched in and did their part. He enjoyed a typical childhood for the times, and attended the local schools. With the onset of the Great Depression, times of hardship befell the nation, and Harold’s family was no exception. In time, Harold would come to be the last surviving sibling from his large family.
Harold, like so many other young men during World War II, could barely wait to turn 18 and join the military. Harold served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from July 1944 to August 1946, and re-enlisted in September 1948 until his honorable discharge in September 1949.
After being released from his military duties, Harold settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Until retiring in his later years, he worked at Evinrude Motors, a manufacturer of outboard motors. In Milwaukee, Harold lived a simple life and never asked for much. He enjoyed the company of friends, and will be truly missed.
At the age of 86, Harold A. Leberman died on January 2013. Full military honors will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wisconsin, 21731 Spring Street 53182. Suminski Family Life Story Funeral Home – Milwaukee, Wisconsin.