COSHOCTON – Louis Frederick Harper, 91, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Signature Health Care in Coshocton.
He was born Dec. 4, 1926 in Wheeling, WV to the late Harvey C. and Lillian A. (Kirk) Harper.
Lou was a graduate of Flushing High School and a 1950 graduate of Muskingum College. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Egypt during World War II. He served as an elder in the Coshocton Missionary Alliance Church for 25 years. He retired from the Nationwide Insurance Company in 1992 after 39 years as an Insurance Agent in St. Clairsville and Coshocton.
He is survived by his daughters, Debbie (John) Dunlop and Lisa (Mike) DeMattio; his son, Jeff (DeAnn) Harper; four grandchildren, Bess Dunlop, Sybil (Mike) Wright, Kirk Harper, & Kate Harper; two great grandchildren, Hunter & Piper; step granddaughters, Jenny (Chuck) Wenger, Kimmy (Steve) Stockdale, & Angie Neff; eight step-great grandhchildren; a brother-in-law, Karl Kose; three sisters-in-law, Doris Randles, Patti Fischer Lewis, & Phoebe Kanuckel; and numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 70 years, Janet (Kanuckel) Harper, whom he married Nov. 10, 1946, she died Sept. 26, 2016. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Eloise Kose; two brothers, Leland & Elmore Harper; sisters-in-law, Prudence Harper, Martha Harper, & Vera Kanuckel; and brothers-in-law; Jack Kanuckel, Bill Kanuckel, L.W. “Smiley” Randles, Lynn Fischer, & Jack Lewis.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Rod Uhlig & Larry Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw with graveside military services conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Visitation is Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the Coshocton Christian School 23891 Airport Road Coshocton, OH 43812.