Harold E. Rioux

Memorial Location


  • Enlisted
  • Served: 1917 – 1920
  • World War I

Deceased August 22, 1974. Interred Milford Cemetery, Milford, Michigan.

Harold was born December 22, 1894, in Forest Lake, Minnesota. Graduating from eighth grade, he became a logger in Northern Minnesota, and then began his military service with the US Navy at approximately 22 years of age. He first served in the State of Washington at the end of the First World War and completed his required four years at the Panama Canal. After his service with the US Navy, Harold moved to Pontiac Michigan attending night school and working for Fisher Body, a division of General Motors, as a tool and die maker. This is where he met Alice (Born April 22, 1902). They married and had three children: Barbara (Novak), Robert and Lorraine (Dahl). One of the highlights of his career occurred when he receive a top award for best suggestion. The award paid for one of his daughter’s college education. “He was a true blue, righteous man”.