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Harold Lloyd Compton

May 25, 1923 — January 21, 2018

Harold L. Compton, 94, Green Bay, died peacefully at a local hospital on January 21, 2018. Born on May 25, 1923, in Green Bay, to Bert and Lucille Compton, he was the 3rd oldest of 16 children. Harold is a graduate of Green Bay West High School. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II, where he earned the Bronze Star. Harold worked for a short period of time for Schreiber Foods, where he met his wife, Germaine, until he joined the Green Bay Police Department. Harold was the first Green Bay policeman to get invited and graduate from the FBI training course in Virginia under J. Edgar Hoover. When he returned to Green Bay he created “Compton’s College,” a training course at NWTC. He also was in charge of police security at Lambeau Field during his time as a police officer. Harold retired as the Deputy Chief of Police. Following retirement, he worked as a City Alderman and for the National Football League (NFL) where he was in charge of security for the referees at Packer games. Harold loved spending time at his cabin on Roberts Lake, where he enjoyed the company of his large family, including his loving nieces and nephews. While at the cabin he cherished playing horseshoes, fishing, and singing around the campfire with family and friends. Harold loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Harold is survived by his wife of 70 years, Germaine; three children, Janice Compton, Green Bay; Joe (Julie) Compton, Pulaski, Ellen (Jeff) Gueths, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Nick Brosz, Chad (Holly) Brosz, Chris (Heidi) Compton, Stacy Compton, Justin Lemerande, Sara (Kahreem) Spencer, Logan Gueths, Caleb Gueths, and Beau Gueths; along with 15 great grandchildren; six siblings, Bert (Helga) Compton, Jr., Betty Ozarowicz, Joyce (Floyd) Bessert, Carol Baetsen, Mary Garrity, and George (Diane) Compton; two sisters-in-law, Barb and Nancy Compton; one brother-in-law, Don Vannieuwenhoven.

He was preceded in death by his son, John; mother-in-law, Mary Boulanger; three infant siblings, Clarence, Joseph, and Beverly; three sisters, Bernadine Ozarowicz, Bernice Klimczyk, Ella Vannieuwenhoven; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Bill (Dorothy), Jim, and Dick Compton; three brothers-in-law, Emil Klimczyk, Ray Ozarowicz, and Ron Garrity; one sister-in-law, Arleen Compton; three in-laws, Kay (Orv) Thayer, Leanne (Clair) Drevs, and Emogene Boulanger.

Visitation at Malcore (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral. VFW service 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Deacon Tom Mahoney officiating. Full military honors will follow.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the 4th Floor nurses and doctors at Bellin Hospital, as well as the staff at Unity Hospice for the compassionate care that they provided to their Dad.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

3:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Malcore Funeral Home & Crematory West

1530 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54303

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