By HDN Staff
BILLINGS Dr. Frank T. Harada, 80, Billings, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at a Billings hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Chapel at 304 34th St. W. in Billings.
Frank was born Aug. 30, 1921, to Yasuye and Kiyo Harada of Havre. He graduated from Havre High School and completed two years of premed at Northern Montana College.
In 1943, Frank volunteered in the U.S. Army and served in the 442nd Infantry Combat Team during World War II. He received the Distinguished Unit Citation badge and various other citations.
Frank married Norma Kurokawa on Feb. 23, 1944, and after an honorable discharge from the Army in December 1945, they lived in Wolf Point for several years. In 1959, he graduated from the Pacific University of Optometry in Forest Grove, Ore. After a short internship, Frank, Norma and their family returned to Wolf Point, where he practiced optometry for more than 30 years.
Frank was known for his love of the outdoors. He spent a lot of time with his family and friends hunting, fishing and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Norma of Billings; sons, Gene (Lynette) Harada of Havre, Norman (Melissa) Harada of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Dane Harada of Wolf Point; daughters, Lisa (Kevin) Duck of Minneapolis, Minn., and Toi Harada of Lakewood, Colo.; nine grandchildren.