Harry's Story

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A beautiful life came to a crossroads on Jan. 9, 2018, with Harry Thomas Scamihorn, 97, leaving to be with the Lord and his wife of 66 years, Mildred. He was born in Lewis, Indiana, on June 8, 1920, to Harry and Bertha (Smith) Scamihorn.
He spent his childhood in Lewis and attended Lewis Elementary School. He went on to graduate from Blackhawk High School in 1938. While in high school he met the love of his life, Mildred Irene All. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Laporte, Indiana, where he and his older brother, John, both worked for Allis-Chalmers. With the coming of World War II Harry was drafted into the Navy, spending most of his service as a diesel engine and torpedo mechanic stationed at the New London, Connecticut, submarine base.
After the war they came back to Terre Haute and he went to work for Standard Brands-Campbell Soup Co. Later he worked for the federal penitentiary as a stationary boiler operator, retiring as chief engineer. Following retirement Harry and Mildred traveled extensively and spent many happy years as antique dealers.
Harry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred; older brother, John (Dorothy All); and younger sister, Imogene Ruth Buck; and nephew, Richard Joseph "Joe" Buck. He is survived by his son, Dennis Scamihorn (Karen); nephew, Dallas; nieces, Janice Raines (Jerry) and Jonilee Wright (Carl); grandson, Ben Scamihorn; granddaughter, Katie Chevrier (Joe); and great-grandchildren, John, Annalena and Andrew Scamihorn, and Jaxon, Eli and Sofia Chevrier.
A heartfelt thank you goes to the wonderful loving people of Cumberland Trace in Plainfield, where he spent the last two years of his life. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the Boot City Opry House, something he dearly loved and rarely missed. Visitation will also be from 10 a.m. until services Monday. The Rev. Forest Raines will be officiating. Burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at:
Published on January 10, 2018
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