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Dr. Magnan, Jr.

April 27, 1931 — November 7, 2010

Dr. Harold E. Magnan, Jr., OD was received into eternal life on Sunday November 7, 2010 at Watertown Regional Medical Center. Doc was born in Racine, WI on April 27, 1931, the oldest of four children, to Harold and Mary Magnan. He graduated from Watertown Senior High School and attended Marquette University before graduating from the Ohio State University with a degree in Optometry. He married Margaret Molnar June 26, 1954, in Martins Ferry, Ohio. They resided in Columbus, OH before moving to Watertown, WI. where Harold joined his fathers optometric practice. As a local optometrist for over 50 years, Doc had a life long passion for volunteer activities for both the church and the community. As a long time member of St. Henrys Catholic Church he was both an usher and a lay minister. He was a past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree and a past Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus. His other volunteer efforts included the Watertown Elks Lodge, where he was a Past Exalted Ruler, and the Watertown Lions where he was the Past President and long time, 20 year, secretary. He was also a former member of the local Optimist Club, a former Scoutmaster of Troop 43, an Eagle Scout, and member of the Order of the Arrow. In his professional life he was a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA). During his 50 years of practice he was recognized with many awards for service, including Optometrist of the Year from the WOA, an organization for which he also served as President. He also served his country during the Korean conflict serving with the Army Medical Corp from 1954 to 1957and was a member of the American Legion. Survived by his wife Margaret, children, Harry (Kimberley) Magnan of San Francisco, CA, Michael (Pamela) Magnan of Bethlehem, PA, Rita Ann Magnan, Pepin, WI., David (Victoria) Magnan of Watertown, WI, and Helen (George) Knapp of Portage, WI. Surviving siblings include, his sister, Sister Florence of Monroe, WI, brother James (Susan), of Idaho Falls, ID, sister-in-law Sally Magnan of Waukesha, WI and Pensacola, FL. Grandchildren Jacob, Molly and Samuel, of Bethlehem, PA, Sarah Knapp, of Portage, WI, Gregory and Mary of Watertown, WI, Nicholas Conley, of Pascagoula, MS, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary, his son, Patrick, and his brother, Jerry. The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to Anne and Robin from ICU, Nikki from Dietary, and Drs Fullerton and Mc Gory and all the Staff at Watertown Regional Medical Center. A public viewing will be held Thursday evening Nov 11th from 4 to 7 pm at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service and on Friday Nov 12th from 9:30 to 11 am at the church. The funeral service will be at 11 am at St Henrys Catholic Church with internment to follow in the parish cemetery. Please consider memorials in lieu of flowers to St. Henrys Catholic Church, Watertown, WI. Online condolences may be left at http://www.watertownwifuneralhome.com/
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