Harold Albert Cholger

Wilber Township, Michigan
August 22, 1926 - September 10, 2017


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM & 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Service Location

Emanuel Lutheran Church


Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:00 AM (instate @ 10:00 AM)

Obituary Notice

Harold A. Cholger, of Wilber Township, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Harold was born on August 22, 1926 in the very home he lived in for his 91 years. On August 23, 1947, he married his sunshine of his life Margaret Anschuetz, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City. They were married 64 years before Margaret passed away on July 28, 2012. Harold was well respected in the community and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. He farmed and tended his cattle up to the last couple of months of his life. Harold retired from Bopp-Busch Manufacturing in Tawas City where he worked for 33 years. He served as the Wilber Township Supervisor for several decades. His accomplishments as Supervisor included reconstruction of township roads. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix or make. He often fabricated or made his own farm equipment. He was a wealth of knowledge and many people sought him out for advice. Harold was a man of few words, but when he spoke, people listened. To quote his grandson Matthew, "He is a man who has taught me a lot of things in life. What my grandfather has taught me I value very much". Harold is survived by his three children, Dennis (Linda) Cholger of East Tawas, Gerry (Melissa) Cholger of Traverse City, and Karen (Terry) Jorgensen of Eaton Rapids; three grandchildren, Matthew Cholger of Traverse City, David Cholger of Traverse City, and Dan Cholger of West Lafayette, Indiana; three step-grandchildren; six great step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, many dear friends, and his loving caregiver of several years, Shirley Miller. His family will welcome friends at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City with Pastor Mark Lindloff officiating. Harold's family will welcome friends at church Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral. Interment will take place in Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Tawas City. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to make a donation to Emanuel Lutheran Church general church fund in his name. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Emanuel Lutheran Church ~ General Fund


Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery - Tawas City, Michigan


Denny and the rest of Mr Cholgers family am sorry to hear about your loss,,,,,I was never fortunate to meet your dad but my husband said such nice things about him,,,R.I.P. and prayers to your family
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
Very sorry for the family, I loved Margaret and Harold very much! I had the privilege of seeing Margaret every week for her hair appointment and through this I got to meet and know Harold also. Harold always had a Great Big smile for everyone. RIP
— Cary Walsh
In watching Harold Cholger one learned the value and the pride that comes from hard work!
He will be missed by everyone who travels the Wilbur roads!
— Mark Wainwright
A kind and gentle man that we were honored to call our neighbor for so many years. Always there to offer a helping hand or share his knowledge or a fascinating story. We will miss your smile and wave when we drive by, Harold. We rejoice that you are reunited with your beautiful bride that we know you missed so very much. R.I.P. .. our prayers to the family for comfort during this difficult time.
— Paul and Teresa Blust
Denny,Karen and Gerry, we are sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I have many fond memories about Harold. We really moved a lot of hay. We are keeping you and your families in our prayer's. Let us know if there is anything we can do.
— James and Michelle Styles 5806 W. Wren Pl. Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107
Karen it's been said that " when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us.". May you take comfort in knowing that you now have two angelsto watching over you and all your loved ones here on earth. May you find comfort in knowing your Dad has been reunited with his Sunshine and now they both are resting in their heavenly place together.

Our love and prayers are with you and Terry as well as rest of your family! Love you gyro the moon and back! Colleen and Phil
— Colleen and Phil Lemke
I'm so sorry for your loss. Harold was a wonderful man who always had a smile that lit up the room. I feel Blessed to have known him.
— Kim Ward
Cholger family, My sincere condolences on Harold's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
— Frank Jastrzembowski
So very sorry for your loss. Your parents were such kind, friendly and hard working people. My parents always spoke of them with respect and admiration. Prayers for comfort and peace and please remember to share your great family stories with your children and grandchildren.
— Pam Keiser Wyrick
My condolences on your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for the family.
— Kris Heine

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