Born and raised in the Concordia, KS area, Harold Press has been a Manhattan resident for the past 48 years.
During World War II, Harold served in the U.S. Navy. After his return home, he became a meat cutter and eventually a salesman for Armour Meat Co. where he worked for 34 years.
After his retirement, he turned his woodworking hobby into a full-time job, creating the "H & E Crafts" business.
Many examples of his craftsmanship are in his apartment at Via Christi Village, along with some furniture he made and craft pieces he made and his wife of 59 years, Evelyn, painted.
Harold has served the community in the Lions Club, as a 4-H leader and in various roles in the University Christian Church.
Harold has a son and daughter. His 10 granddaughters keep him busy and entertained with their antics and talents.
He is also now a great-grandpa to four great-grandchildren who adore him.