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Wyndham, Harald P.

April 1, 2018 GMT

Harald P. Wyndham Poet July 23, 1946 - March 20, 2018 “Born in Munich, at home in the world.” Harald P. Wyndham, 71, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away on March 20, 2018, embraced by the love of his family and his faith in the Lord. Harald was born July 23, 1946 in Munich, Germany. The late Charles P. and Henny Wyndham raised him in Kenton, Ohio. Harald is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jane Sue (Battles) Wyndham. Also surviving are their two children, Jennifer Nopens of Ogden, Utah, and Jonathon Wyndham of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Dylan, Dakota and Sierra; two brothers, George Wyndham (Barbara) of Kenton, Ohio and Duncan Wyndham (Denise) of Portland, Oregon, and one sister, Sali Anami of West Linn, Oregon. He is also survived by countless others throughout the United States and Europe who considered Harald a brother, mentor, colleague, confidant and friend. Harald was a 1964 graduate of Kenton High School, and a 1968 graduate of Bowling Green State University where he earned a BA in English/Philosophy. Harald went on to earn an MA in American Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University in 1971. After receiving his graduate degrees, Harald relocated his family to Pocatello, Idaho to begin his teaching career at Idaho State University. Harald later transitioned to a position in the semiconductor industry, and spent over 35 years working in various positions including technical writing, sales/marketing, and European/Asian sales. Harald retired in 2011, and in 2016 he returned to Bowling Green, Ohio with his wife, Jane. While working in technology was Harald’s employment, writing was his lifelong passion. Over the course of his lifetime, Harald self-published over 25 books of poetry, and established Blue Scarab Press, which assisted other local poets and writers with the publication of their works of poetry and prose. Harald was an active member of the Pocatello writing community, and a strong supporter of readings, poetry “round-ups,” and other “grass-root” gatherings of the writing and arts community. Harald was a long-time supporter of the musical arts in the Pocatello community, and enjoyed attending performances at Idaho State University and other local venues. He also enjoyed his time playing bluegrass with his cast of characters known as “Putnam Together.” Additionally, Harald (himself an Eagle Scout) spent many years leading Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troop 313, and he greatly enjoyed teaching and leading young men in service to the community, while sharing his love of hiking, fishing, camping and being outdoors in “God’s wilderness. He always had a great love and respect for the landscape of the Pebble Creek area - both sides of Mount Bonneville, as well as Little Lemhi Scout Camp near Palisades, WY. Harald was an member of the Presbyterian Church in Pocatello, Idaho, leading gospel choirs, playing in the hand bell choir, and leading men’s Bible study classes. After relocating to Bowling Green, Ohio, Harald became a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and served in various volunteer capacities. Harald’s strong spiritual belief and the support and prayers from the congregation(s) and all of his family and friends provided Harald comfort and strength during his final days. Memorial services will be held in Bowling Green, Ohio; Kenton, Ohio; and Pocatello, Idaho at later dates. In lieu of flowers, honor Harald’s memory as he would: attend a poetry reading, support a local coffee house, hike through the glorious countryside - most importantly - be kind to one another. View the online memorial for Harald P. Wyndham