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Ralph R. Harner

October 27, 1936 — January 4, 2018

Ralph R. Harner, 81, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of French Lick, entered into eternal rest on January 4th, 2018 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Martin County, Indiana on October 27th, 1936 to Roscoe S. and Clara Belle (Lagenour) Harner.

Ralph married Betsy Ann Johnson on June 11th, 1961 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, (1) Sister – Louise Daugherty and (1) Brother – Harold Harner.

Ralph proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, Ralph attended Indiana State Teachers College and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education. He later returned to Indiana State Teachers College and obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Education. Ralph taught Business Classes at Paoli Jr.-Sr. High School for 29 years before retiring in 1994.

He was a member of E.A.A. (Experimental Aircraft Association) and loved to fly. Ralph always cherished spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, and also enjoyed his granddogs. When they owned their farm, he found it very peaceful to watch over his cows.

Ralph is survived by:

Wife Betsy Harner Bloomington, Indiana

(1) Son Kevin Harner (Elizabeth) Swayzee, Indiana

(1) Daughter Kara Hamm (Doug) Bloomington, Indiana

(1) Brother Howard Harner French Lick, Indiana

(2) Grandchildren Adam and Sara Harner Swayzee, Indiana

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Phillip Andry and Brent Harner at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel, French Lick, Indiana.  Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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