Harold Alvis Biar
Harold Alvis Biar, 89, of Thorndale died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.
Visitation will be held at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22. Graveside service will follow at the church cemetery.
Masks will be required.
Mr. Biar was born Nov. 19, 1931, the youngest of 12 children.
He was a graduate of Thorndale High School and served in the U.S. Army. On Oct. 21, 1956, he married Rosalie Angelyn Wuthrich.
Mr. Biar served as an usher, sang in the church choir and was a past treasurer of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
He was employed by Alcoa for 38½ years, was a Northrup King seed dealer, and served on the Milam County Appraisal District Review Board.
In 1999 and 2016, he was named the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce Area Farmer of the Year. Harold was proud of the fact that he farmed a Texas Century Farm, one that has been in operation by the same family for more than 100 years.
After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling, especially to see how farming is done in other areas of the country. They visited 42 states and 14 countries.
Mr. Biar was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lydia (Moerbe) Biar; his sisters, Hedwig, Martha and Edna Biar and Ruth Farschman; his brothers, Henry O., Rev. Carl, Walter, Martin, Bill and Otto Biar.
Survivors are his wife, Rosalie of Thorndale; his daughters, Lorna Symank and husband Alan of Georgetown, Beverly Petrusek and husband Mark of Austin, and Rhonda Byler and husband James of Midlothian; a son, David Biar and wife Rachel of Dorchester, Nebraska; his grandsons, Joseph Daniels of Richardson, Justin Daniels and wife Allison of Waxahachie, and Christopher Petrusek of Austin; a sister, Doris Urban of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a sister-inlaw, Gloria Jaecks and husband Charles of Round Rock; also, numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Hohnstreiter, Justin Johnson, Eric Kramer, Richard Lamont, Jeff Pietsch, Kendall Rieger, Douglas Stauffer and Reggie Woods.