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Harold "Ben" Benjamin Self

Ret. EMCS Harold “Ben” Benjamin Self, 78 years young, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on December 11th, 2016 at his residence.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on July 29th, 1938 Harold Dean and Gertrude (Willoughby) Self.

Ben married Elizabeth Sue McCarty on May 9th, 1969 and she survives.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, (1) Brother – Frankie Dean Self and (2) Sisters – Roberta Self and Marie Tolbert.

Ben was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76 and loved to fish. He was a 1958 Graduate of Springs Valley High School and was the artist that drew and won the contest for the Springs Valley High School mascot that we know today as “The Blackhawk”.

He served his country in the United States Navy for over 22 years and was awarded numerous medals. Ben was once stationed for several years at Camp David in Maryland while working at The White House.

Ben is survived by:

Wife Elizabeth “Sue” Self West Baden Springs, Indiana

(1) Son Benjamin Lewis Self Bloomington, Indiana

Cremation was chosen and a private family ceremony will be held at a later date at the Wininger Cemetery in Hillham, Indiana.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Ben was a good man. I remember him with fondness and respect for his service. My wife and I visited him and Sue twice while he was in the Navy, once in Summerville, SC and again at Camp David, MD. RIP, Ben.

Bob Lane Dec 25 2016 12:00 AM

We had some great times growing up!  My prayers for his loved ones.

Larry Freeman Dec 21 2016 12:00 AM

Bennie we shared 12yrs of school together ---you were a super guy and I always loved you from our begining at West Baden School through our ending at Springs Valley High School...you will be greatly missed by your loved ones..God Bless

Beverly Runyon Condra Dec 19 2016 12:00 AM

To all of Ben's family.  Are heartfelt  condolences.  Prayers go out to you. May you be even embraced in God's love during you grief.

Wanita and Larry McCracken Dec 13 2016 12:00 AM

S.V. Class of 1958

John E Harrison Dec 12 2016 12:00 AM

So saddened to hear of the passing of my cousin with whom I shared the same birthday (July 29, 1943).
I remember the great times we had together growing up. I so remember,  when he had a car with a rumble seat. We had so must fun in that car.   Joyce and I will have Sue and Benjamin in are prays.

Tyrone Brown Dec 12 2016 12:00 AM