Lowell Harner, 87

Lowell Andrew Harner, 87, of Wabash, died at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor East in 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 in 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 of Wabash, Angela (Larry) O'Connor of Kansas City, Mo., and Christine (Craig) Petit of Dublin, Calif.; four grandsons, Ryan (Carrie) O'Connor and Cameron (Miranda) O'Connor, both of Kansas City, Forest Bender, of Indianapolis, and Drew Bender of Wabash; two great-grandchildren, Kyran Edward O'Connor and Kinley Marie O'Connor, both of Kansas City.

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, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash, with Pastor Randy Myers officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 9:30 am - 10:30 am Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Lowell may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jun 07