Harold Dalzell

September 24, 1918May 1, 2020
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Harold S. Dalzell, age 101, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 in Palos Heights. He was born in Chicago September 24, 1918 to Harriet and Sidney Dalzell. Harold married Beverly Rath in 1947, preceding him in death in 1964. Harold married Edna Allen in 1968 and she preceded him in death in 2010. Children include Barb (Jeff, Sr.) Marten, late Thomas (Mary) Allen and Richard (Deborah) Dalzell; Grandchildren Christina (Weldon) Krause, Elizabeth Caldwell, Megan (Ryan) Hunt, Jeffrey (Claire) Marten, Jr., Michael Raney, Curtis (Shelby) Raney, Daniel (Elizabeth) Dalzell and Christopher Dalzell; Great grandchildren Tiffany Krause, Gracie Krause, Weldon Krause III, Sara Hunt, Kira Hunt, Lucas Marten, Colette Marten, Gabriella Raney and Garrett Raney. He was preceded in death by his siblings Shirley (John) Garrigan, Jane (Gene) Zacsek, and brother Sidney (Theresa) Dalzell.

Harold will fondly be remembered for his devotion to family, faith, and country. There was always a camera in front of his face and he was always ready with a joke to tell. Harold enjoyed precious time with his family and capturing memories of times spent together, especially of the grandchildren's activities. Valuing education, he was devoted to lifelong learning, active in Delta Nu Alpha, becoming president of his chapter.

Harold was an accomplished world traveler and would share his passion and photos with anyone seated on the couch with his famous slide shows. Even in his 90s, he experienced zip lining and a trip around the racetrack. If waltz music was playing his arms would move into conducting position or if you were lucky, you were twirled around the dance floor.

In civilian life he worked as a traffic manager for the Grand Trunk Railroad and later Continental Steel Corporation. Harold was a 73 year member of many Masonic organizations serving as Past Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge #1171, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and Medinah Shriners. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Evergreen Park.

Harold was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, proudly serving his country from 1942 through 1945. Harold's wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.


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Harry Huddleston

September 7, 2020

A brother mason with Harold for fifty years and shared many different chairs with him. Last saw Harold in October of 2019 at lodge. He was a great mason and gentleman.

Lois Gibbs

May 22, 2020

Cousin Harold was the official Ulbricht family picnic photographer! I never knew him without a smile on his face and a story to tell, I loved his love of life, music, friends and family (and Traverso's pizza!), he was an inspiration to all who knew him. The last couple annual outings to Ann Sather's and then on to Salute to Vienna Strauss concert at CSO with Harold, Barb, Henry, and Audrey will be cherished memories I will hold dear to my heart. Our loss is Heaven's gain until we also join the Ulbricht family picnic in the sky!

Linda Walton

May 21, 2020

Uncle Harold was my mothers oldest brother. When my mother was at the end of her life he was so good to her. He visited and wanted to help her in any way he could. He had recently gone through the loss of his wife and he felt that he could do anything mom needed him to do. He was a great man.

Bobbie Britton

May 13, 2020

Harold always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. I was fortunate to know him thru my husband's family. Harriet and Gale Britton were my husband's aunt and uncle. It was a pleasure knowing Harold and he will be missed.

Christine Ulbricht

May 8, 2020

I have so many good memories. I think what stands out are card parties and pool parties in my grandfather emils basement. All my love and thank-you for the endless smiles and great laughs.

Samantha Walter

May 7, 2020

I’m happy you gave my grandfather so many years of friendship. Harold always had a smile on his face and was ready for a party.


May 7, 2020

We were fortunate to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday with him. He was a longtime neighbor, Church member, and friend.

He was my Masonic and Shriner Sponsor. Whenever we were together, Harold would always share a few of his favorite jokes.

Chuck & Nancy Sieben

Henry sigler

May 6, 2020

Harold a good man, said he loved everyone..
Played tennis with Harold 30 to 40 years ago.
Always enjoyed his company, he lived long,
maybe because he cared about people and
wanted everyone to like him.
We lost a great relative.

Joan Disteldorf Roche

May 6, 2020

I grew up down the street from the Dalzells. Mr. Dalzell always had a smile for everyone & was full of energy! A great family man!