Lowell Andrew Harner, 87, Wabash, died at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash. He was born Aug. 14, 1928 in Wabash, to Louis and Jennie (Bever) Harner.
Lowell was a survivor of the Great Depression. He was a 1946 graduate of Wabash High School, and a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Lowell married Marcia Wake at the St. Bernard Rectory, Wabash, on May 31, 1952; she died Dec. 17, 2012. He worked 40 years at General Tire in Wabash, retiring in 1992. Lowell was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15 for more than 50 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by three daughters: Teresa (Steven) Christman, Wabash; Angela (Larry) O’Connor, Kansas City, Mo.; and Christine (Craig) Petit, Dublin, Calif.; four grandsons: Ryan (Carrie) O’Connor; and Cameron (Miranda) O’Connor, both of Kansas City, Mo.; Forest Bender, Indianapolis; Drew Bender, Wabash; two great-grandchildren: Kyran Edward O’Connor; and Kinley Marie O’Connor, both of Kansas City, Mo. He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Pastor Randy Myers officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.