Harold J. Schurmann age 80 of Frazee, MN died February 20, 2014 at his residence under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Harold John Schurmann was born in Dupree, South Dakota to John and Pauline (Boeckman) Schurmann on February 11, 1934. They lived on a farm near Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Harold went to a little country school near their home. In 1946 the family moved to a dairy farm near New Germany, MN. Harold attended the 7th and 8th grade in Winsted, MN at the Catholic Parochial School. In 1955 Harold joined the Army and served in Germany for fifteen months. His high school diploma was achieved in Germany while in the service. In 1957 he married Betty Hausladen and of this union three children were born, Bruce, Brian and Barbara. Unfortunately Barbara passed away after only twelve hours. About a year later baby daughter Brenda was adopted. After twenty years Harold and Betty divorced and Harold married Luella Skogen in 1978. Harold's careers consisted of working for Millerbernd Manufacturing and Sterner Industries each for five years. During this time he attended Dunwoody Institute to earn Welding and Machine Shop Certifications. From there he went to Minneapolis to work for Industrial Metal Products, which became Elanco and then Accraply. Harold spent twenty eight years working there as a machinist and also in purchasing until 1995 when he retired to his lake place in Park Rapids, MN. Harold and Lu became snow birds and Winter Texans from 1997 to 2002. In June 2002 they moved to Frazee, MN. Luella passed away in January 2009. Harold was fortunate enough to meet the love of his life in 2010 and married Patricia (Gibson) Schurmann February 26, 2011. We all fell in love following their fairy tale love for each other. They loved to dance, travel, and just be with each other. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and dancing. He was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus (4th Degree), and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Patricia; two sons, Bruce Schurmann, of Hudson, WI; and Brian Schurmann, of St. Michael, MN; one daughter, Brenda (Gary) Miller, of Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren, Theresa (Bob) Linder, of Hudson, WI; Travis Schurmann, of Norwood Young America, MN; and Kaitlyn Schurmann, of Andover, MN; two great grandchildren, Addison and Reagan Linder; one brother, Robert Schurmann, of New Germany, MN; and two sisters, Alice Hausladen, of New Germany, MN; and Geraldine (Glenn) Pysick, of Watertown, MN. Also Pat's children; Shane (Bev) Gibson, of Fargo, ND; Maria (Arlen) Klamm, of Sioux Falls, SD; Troy (Jill) Gibson, of Byron, MN; and Laura (Jeremy) Williams, of Thief River Falls, MN; and thirteen step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Luella; infant daughter Barbara; sister Lucille; brother Lawrence; and his parents.