Man deemed hero in Eau Claire area passes away at age 95

Local News

A man many in the Eau Claire area would call a local hero has passed away.

According to the Hulke Family Funeral home in Eau Claire, Harold ‘Diz’ Kronenberg passed away Saturday at the age of 95.

‘Diz’ was a World War II veteran, author, athlete, coach and longtime teacher, but for many he was even more than that.

Diz completed 41 combat missions as a ball turret gunner in the cramped space at the bottom of the B-17 flying fortress during WWII.

His last mission, as he related to us last year was June 5, 1944, the day before D-day.

Our thoughts are with his family and we salute his service to our country and our community, he truly exemplified the greatest generation.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Community Calendar