Monday, April 3, 2017


Harold R. Schlais, 93, of Medford passed away on Wednesday, March 29 in Abbotsford. Harold was born on January 22, 1924 to Lawrence Sr. and Ella Schlais in Medford. He attended Gad School in the Town of Bern and Medford High School.
After his education he tended bar at the Schlais Bar in the Town of Gad and then drove school bus for 10 years. Harold went on to own and operate Harold’s Bar in downtown Medford for 20 years. After selling the bar he went on to work at Weather Shield Mfg. as a maintenance man for 8 years until 2007.
Harold is survived by his sister, Marvel Jean (Merlin) Kobs of Spencer; brother, Galen (Grace) Schlais of Medford; sister-in-law, Margaret Schlais of Wausau, and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Schlais; two brothers, Glendon Schlais and Lawrence Schlais, Jr., and sister-in-law Betty Schlais.
A memorial service for Harold will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor James Krueger officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday April 8 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation. For online condolences, please visit