Last Updated on April 4, 2015 by cassnetwork
Born February 8, 1921, in Howard County, to the late Michael and Bertha (Lentner) Harkin.
During World War II, Mike served as a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force where he was in charge of a crew of men who maintained radar in the B-29’s in Saipan.
Mike worked as a realtor for many years. He was a skilled glass artisan. Mike enjoyed dancing with the Senior Citizen group and the Crown Point dance team. He was also very talented in drawing.
Surviving are three children: James “Jim” Harkin (wife Debbie) of Peru, Kristi Jill Forshee of Logansport, and Cheryl Jane Herrell, of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren, Kim Popoff, Kate Jones, Mike Harkin, Jacob Byers (wife Chrissy), Benjamin Byers and Cherri Stollings (Jon); and seventeen great-grandchildren: Julien, Isabella, Jimmy, Aubrey,Avery, Alexandria, Jace, Jazmin, Jenna, Matthew, Bailey, Mae, Devanie, Taren, Addison, Zeke, Will, Zoie Jean and David Lee.
He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law Anthony Forshee and Ricky Herrell, one brother Doug Harkin, one sister Billy Sue Fisher and one grandson Ronald Lee Justice.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Michael C. Harkin will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Fisher Funeral Chapel. The Cass County Honor Guard will present military honors at the start of the service followed by a time of remembrance as Jim, Kristi Jill and Cheryl Jane pay tribute to their father. Friends may call from 11:30 until the time of the service.
Inurnment will follow in the Corinth Brethren Cemetery near Twelve Mile.
Cremation has been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services.
You may share condolences in his guestbook at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com