The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 14, 2010

Harry A. Hartshorn


HILLSBORO, Ind. — Harry A. Hartshorn, 89, of Hillsboro died at 8:53 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Carle Hospital, Urbana, Ill., following a two-year illness.

He was born in Danville, Ill., on Jan. 9, 1921, to Harry Hartshorn and Madeline Berhalter Hartshorn Monahan. He was first married to Edwina Lynch and later married Marilyn Crawford; both preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill., and had attended Georgetown University. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Marine Corps, in the Pacific Theater of operations, including Iwo Jima and Saipan. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant. He was a previous partner in the former Berhalter Funeral Home in Danville.

Harry was an accomplished artist and had lived in Malaga, Spain, and Ensenada, Mexico, before retiring in San Diego, Calif. He enjoyed opera, classical music and sports. He recently moved to Hillsboro to live with his daughter and her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Ann (Michael) Robb of Savannah, Ga., and Jane (Jack) Ziegler of Hillsboro; a son, Joe Hartshorn of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Matt Janosik, Christine Gretter, Luke (Jessie) Janosik, Jennifer (Robert) Campbell, Christopher Styer, Taylor Hartshorn and Nicole Crawford; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; two aunts, Mary and Lillian Berhalter; a sister, Jane Monahan Houpt; and an infant brother.

A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1303 N. Walnut, Danville, with the Rev. Gregory Nelson officiating. Inurnment will be in the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. Arrangements by Family & Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Leave a condolence at

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