HARRY MUSSER KIMMEL
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KIMMEL, HARRY MUSSER
January 26, 1918 to
June 13, 2020
Harry Kimmel passed away on June 13, 2020 at the age of 102. He was the last survivor of nine children born to Benjamin and Mary Ellen Musser Kimmel of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Honors graduate of 1935 from Enola High School, PA. Mr. Kimmel served in the US Army from 1941-1945 as Master Sargent in the European theater during WWII, receiving the Commendation Ribbon for his service in Germany and Austria. He recently traveled to Washington, D.C. on the Honor Flight from Gainesville. Florida. After his service, he worked for Farm Bureau Ins. Co. which later became Nationwide Insurance Company. He was Regional Area Manager and Regional Controller in Harrisburg, PA and was asked to oversee the development of the office in Gainesville, Florida where he was RAM and Regional Controller until his retirement in Dec. 1982 after 38 years with the company. Harry enjoyed walking, playing his harmonica, boxing, fishing, golfing and traveling. He and his wife, Louise, traveled to all 49 continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Central America and The Holy Lands. They also made candy for friends and family at Christmas. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church,a supporter of Billy Graham Crusades, a 32nd Degree Mason with West Shore Lodge N.681 Harrisburg, PA and the Zembo Temple Shriner, former chair to Gainesville Red Cross, Business Advisory Board Santa Fe Community College , Administrative Management Society Adviser, recipient of Diamond Merit Award for outstanding contributions, Twenty Gallon plus blood donor, United Way (Alachua County, Fl.), and Kiwanis member among some of his many activities.
Preceding in death are his eight siblings, wives, Audrey Vance Kimmel and Louise Notaro Kimmel.
He is survived by daughters, Karen Johnson, Kathy Waering, and Karyle Lindsay and their spouses as well as step-daughter, Renae Shea and step-son, Ed Naotaro and their spouses, plus 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He influenced many during his lifetime and now rests in the arms of his Lord Jesus.
Any remembrance donations should be made in his name to the Shriner's Children's Hospital VFW, Your Personal Church or the Billy Graham Crusade.


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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2020.
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7 entries
June 23, 2020
A TRUE GENTLEMAN
Sandra
Friend
June 22, 2020
Dear Kathy,

I recently learned of the passing of your father and want to extend my condolences to the entire Kimmel family.
Larry Albert
Classmate
June 21, 2020
i knew Harry from his days at Nationwide. Always a really nice man with a great smile. I will miss him.
Lee Crane
Friend
June 20, 2020
Super great man! It warmed my heart to see he & Louise on their walks holding hands! They were great people! So sorry for your loss. I lived across the street from them in Meadowbrook for many years! I loved watching them load up their travel trailer! May he Rest In Peace!
Judy Brumfield
Neighbor
June 20, 2020
Super great man! It warmed my heart to see he & Louise on their walks holding hands! They were great people! So sorry for your loss. I lived across the street from them in Meadowbrook for many years! I loved watching them load up their travel trailer! May he Rest In Peace!
Judy Brumfield
Neighbor
June 18, 2020
Karen so sorry for your loss. Your father lived a very full life.
Carolyn Byrd
Friend
June 18, 2020
Rest easy, Grandpa Kimmel. You lived a wonderfully long life giving us lots of happy memories. You are forever loved and deeply missed.
Jessica Lindsay-Green
Grandchild
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