Charles L. Harlan, 102

Charles L. Harlan, 102, of Wabash, died 4:10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

He was born on Sept. 18, 1919, in Mercer, Ky., to Jacob and Nora (Uptegrove) Harlan.

Charles married Effie Louise Easterday on June 15, 1951, in Wabash; she died Sept. 10, 2004. He retired from Wabash Alloys in 1985, after 28 years. Charles was a member of Christian Heritage Church in Wabash. He enjoyed squirrel hunting, pitching horseshoes, and was always fixing things.

He is survived by four sons, Darold Harlan, David (Vanessa) Harlan, Doug Harlan, and Dennis Harlan, all of Wabash; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and son, Donald Harlan.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Road, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.
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Posted on 2021 Dec 14