Harry W. Turner, 84

Harry W. Turner, 84, of rural Wabash, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Wellbrooke of Wabash in Wabash.

He was born to the late Wilbur and Laura (Smith) Turner on Jan. 29, 1932, in Marion.

Harry served his country in the United States Army. He married Darlene Holtsclaw on Jan. 29, 1954, she survives. Harry was affiliated with Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Marion. He was a member of Van Buren American Legion in Van Buren. Harry retired from Dana Corporation in Marion.

Along with his wife, Darlene, a son Neal A. Turner (Jill) of Morristown, survives, as do two daughters, Mrs. Cindy (Robert) Veverka of Pella, Iowa, and JoAnn Stephens of Wabash; sister-in- law, Carol Turner of Wabash; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Harry is preceded in death by two brothers, Francis Dean and William R. Turner.

Visitation and funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, with the Rev. Rob Barton officiating. Burial will follow in the Emery Cemetery in LaFontaine, Indiana 46940.

Preferred memorials are directed to Van Buren American Legion, 7595 E. 450 N., Van Buren, IN 46991, or Troyer Library, 1 E. Kendall Street, LaFontaine, IN 46940. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2016 Dec 13