Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District
Harold Henry Breithaupt, retired railroad worker, farm laborer and country preacher, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at Memory Manor in Pomeroy. He was 89.
He was born July 17, 1912, to Henry M. and Ethel Burns Breithaupt in Mondovi, Washington. He grew up in Richland and St. John, and attended public school at St. John. He graduated from the Northwest Bible Institute in Seattle in 1944.
Harold lived in Seattle, Suquamish, Ewan, Hay and Colfax. He married Roberta A. Diener on July 20, 1942, in the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Post Falls, Idaho. He was a country preacher and later a railroad and farm worker. They moved to Pomeroy in 1957 to raise their children.
Harold was an active gardener and hymn singer. His family will remember him as industrious, economical, diligent, resourceful, faithful and helpful. His hobbies included bee keeping, fishing, reading and singing. He was a member of the Pomeroy Assembly of God Church.
His survivors include his wife at their home in Pomeroy; five sons, Paul Harold Breithaupt of Rock Hill, S.C., Philip David Breithaupt of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Daniel Joseph Breithaupt of Okanagan, Wash., Reuben Benjamin Breithaupt of Pomeroy and Stephen Samuel Breithaupt of Japan; four daughters, Elisabeth Esther Ward of Prescott, Ariz., Rebekah Ruth Titus of Springfield, Mo., Hannah Mary Cozski of Palos Hills, Ill., and Evangeline Roberta Workman of Pomeroy; a brother, Duncan T. Breithaupt of Dayton, Wash.; a sister, Evelyn McPherson of College Place, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah; sister, Esther Finney; twin brother, Howard Breithaupt, and brothers, Cecil, Charles, Robert, Virgil, Martin and Marion Breithaupt.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pomeroy Nazarene Church with the Revs. John Vantrease of Pomeroy Assembly of God Church and Philip D. Breithaupt of the Assembly of God Church officiating.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Northwest Bible College at Kirkland, Wash., in care of Pomeroy Assembly of God Church.