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Howard Henry Harner

July 22, 1933 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 87)

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Howard Henry Harner, age 87, of French Lick, Indiana, passed away peacefully on January 26th, 2021 at

Memorial Hospital and Healthcare in Jasper, Indiana.

He was born in Martin County, Indiana on July 22nd, 1933 to Roscoe Harner and Clara (Lagenour) Harner.

Howard was preceded in death by his Parents; (2) Brothers – Harold and Ralph Harner;  

(1) Sister – Louise Daugherty; and Companion of 17 years – Crystal Cain.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1951- 1955 and had worked at

Kimball International, Jasper Desk and JOFCO.

Howard was an extremely proud US Navy Veteran who fought in the Korean War serving on the USS Juneau and

the USS Wisconsin.  He loved delivering fresh produce to his family and friends and was not shy about claiming his

500-bowling series.  Howard loved spending time with his grandsons Thomas and Landon, and enjoyed fishing, bowling, watching basketball, CB Radios, socializing with friends while flea marketing, and would never turn down a good buffet.

He was simply a hard-working man who just loved to fish.

Howard is survived by:

(2) Sons                                               David Harner (Lisa)                           French Lick, Indiana

                                                            Brent Harner (Penny)                         French Lick, Indiana

(2) Grandsons                                     Thomas Harner                                  Los Angeles, California

                                                            Landon Harner                                   French Lick, Indiana

Sister-in-Law                                      Betsy Harner                                      Bloomington, Indiana

Companion                                         Dorothy Glover                                   Salem, Indiana

Nephew                                               Kevin Harner (Elizabeth)                   Swayzee, Indiana

(3) Nieces                                            Shirley Daugherty                               French Lick, Indiana

                                                            Rita Daugherty                                   Celestine, Indiana

                                                            Kara Hamm (Doug)                            Bloomington, Indiana                        


Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.


Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 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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