CARMEL, Ind. – Ralph M. Handren Jr., 88, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. |
He was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Taunton, Mass., to the late Ralph M. Handren Sr. and Martha (Sadler) Handren.
A veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict, he received his engineering degree from the University of Nebraska (1950). He worked as an engineer in the research and development of magnets primarily at Indiana General in Valparaiso, Ind., and Arnold Engineering in Marengo.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Vanecek Handren; they lived in Omaha, Neb., Valparaiso, Crystal Lake and Carmel.
Ralph also is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Brent) Harman, Debra (Rick) Barchard and Marcia (David) Boone; grandchildren, Mike (Sara) and John Barchard, David (Erica) Harman, Alex and Eric Boone; and great-grandchildren, Emily, Jack and Colin Barchard.
Interment will be at the Columbarium at the First Congregational Church, Crystal Lake.
Arrangements entrusted to A.R.N. Cremation Services.
Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.arncremation.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 20, 2013