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Harley Maydole

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Harley Maydole

August 21, 1926 ~ March 22, 2014

Harley Maydole, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully at age 87 on the evening of March 22, 2014, surrounded by family and love. He was born to Alfred and Mabel Maydole in Palisade, MN on August 21, 1926. Harley attended school in Palisade and then Aitkin, MN. Always good with his hands, Harley did carpentry and worked as a mechanic. After arriving in Wenatchee in 1945, Harley started as an auto mechanic, but soon went to work for the Great Northern Railroad. In 1950, Harley was drafted into the U.S. Army and spent ten months fighting in Korea. When Harley returned from his tour, he met Joann Olesen, whom he married on December 6, 1952. They spent 62 happy years together living in Wenatchee and raised two children. Following his 12 years with the railroad, Harley owned and ran two Richfield service and filling stations. After selling the service stations, he began a Bowes service station supply business. He spent his last 14 years before he retired working for the Eastmont School District, from where he retired in 1991.

Harley loved hunting and fishing, which meant many happy trips to Alaska and happy times spent at “moose camp” with his son and grandsons. He and Jo spent years traveling around with the River City Sam’s Club in their RV after retirement. In their younger years, Harley and Jo were also enthusiastic members of the Appleland Promenaders Square Dance Club. Harley got his pilot’s license and flew whenever possible, and belonged to the Glider Club.

Harley Maydole was a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kathy Maydole, living in Fairbanks, AK and his daughter, Tammie Pauly of Wenatchee. He has four grandchildren, Jason, Amy and Zach Maydole, and Karynn Pauly. Harley is also survived by his brother, James Maydole; sister, Kathleen Richardson; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death were Harley’s parents and sister, Margaret Rasmussen.

The family wants to whole-heartedly thank Dr. Bill Murray and Dr. Jeffery Clarke for their dedication to Harley over many years and their unwavering support right to the end.

A Service celebrating Harley’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Church, East Wenatchee. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Faith Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.

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