MADISON - John Victor Hario, age 92, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Karmenta Care Center. He was born on April 24, 1924, in Hibbing, Minn., the son of John E. and Marie (Nehiba) Hario.

John was in the U.S. Navy serving in World War II as a Seebee in the Construction Naval Battalion. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in chemical engineering. John met Colleen Corkery, the love of his life in Hibbing, Minn., and they married on Sept. 19, 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. After they married, they moved to Seattle, Wash., and started a family. John worked for Boeing for nearly 20 years before moving the family of eight plus Tiger, the dog, to Madison. He retired from the State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources after 20 years. John was a Boy Scout leader for over 25 years, which included being Scoutmaster and supporting his son, James, in becoming an Eagle Scout. His love for the outdoors encompassed traveling with his wife and his family to many state and national parks throughout the United States.

John is survived by his wife, Colleen; children, John C. (Jeanette Alcocer) Hario of Des Moines, Iowa, Ellen Hario of Madison, Paul Hario of Madison, Patricia Hario of Madison, James (Rebecca Fauerbach) of Monroe, Mich., and Kathryn (Carl) Trickle; grandchildren, Neal (Leeann) Hario, Elizabeth (Willliam Goodell) Hario, Robert (Kira) Hario, Mark Hario, Tanner Trickle and Tyler Trickle; great-grandchildren, Ethan Hario, Kayden Hario, Zachary Hario, Morgan Goodell, and Alina Hario; sister, Barbara (Pitzel) Moore of Vancouver, Wash.; and nieces, nephews and other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Neil; and grandson, PFC Eric Hario.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. DENNIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 413 Dempsey Road, Madison, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, with Father Randy Timmerman presiding. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Badger Honor Flight. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Karmenta Care Center for their compassionate care the past three years. Online condolences may be made at

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