OBITUARY

Harry H. Hanschar Jr.

September 5, 1927January 24, 2019

Harry Harvey Hanschar passed away on January 24, 2019. He was born on September 5, 1927 on his family’s homestead near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada to Harry Hanschar and Amelia Schock. When Harry was a teen, he was scouted by the Canadian National Hockey League, but he declined, settin gout for fame and fortune in Hollywood in 1946. Stopping in Salem, Oregon to visit family, he met the love of his life, Irene Rosa Raaf at a Halloween party. They were married 5 months later, started a family and lived on a farm in Pratum. Harry worked for Cascade Meat Company in Salem, and later Kummer Meats in Hillsboro. In 1949, Harry became a naturalized citizen and moved the family to Portland in 1960. Harry had a love for woodworking and he and Irene had a booth at the World’s Largest Christmas Bazaar at the Expo Center for 33 years. He also had a love for apples and became an expert grafter with hopes to create a new apple. He belonged to the Home Orchard Society for 31 years. Harry is survived by his daughter, Betty Huser of Portland, his son Harry “Al” Allen and Mary of West Linn and granddaughter Carol Lucier of Reno.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2019
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Harry H. Hanschar Jr.

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Suzan and Jim Gillette

February 14, 2019

We knew Harry (and his lovely late wife Irene) for many years. He was a kind friend to us, and when I moved to Oregon from New Hampshire in 2005, the Hanschars took me in as if I was one of their own. Harry's woodworking skills were unparalleled, and he passed that workmanship and skill on to his son Al. He is at peace now, and back with his beloved Irene. Our love goes out to his family for their loss.
Suzan and Jim Gillette

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