Harry Harlan Northern died Thursday.
Born July 28, 1924, he was a son of Mike and Flossie Northern.
He was raised on the west side of Indianapolis. Immediately after graduating from George Washington High School, he joined the Eighty Second Airborne division of the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper in World War II. He was involved in four major offensives in the European theatre, including the “D-day” invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.
Mr. Northern retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1979. He also helped to run a “skid row” mission in the 1950s and ‘60s, along with his other ministerial duties.
Survivors include daughters Tina Northern, Pam (Daniel) Cole, and Jenny (Mark Suydam) Northern; a son, Terry (Judy) Northern; grandchildren Jenny (Steve) Johnson and Josiah Northern; a step-granddaughter, Stacey (Jeff) Kolthammer; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Betty.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg.
Calling at the mortuary is from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Online condolences may be made at www.matthewsmortuary.com.