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John Harvey

John A. Harvey, 91, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

On April 14, 1922, John was born to Charles and Mary Browning Steele Harvey in Bedford. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1942, where he was a member of the track team.

He attended the U.S. Navy V5 Pilot training program but then joined the U.S. Army Air Force where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.

John was a veteran of World War II and served as a crew member on a B17 & B25 missions in Europe. John was awarded the Air Medal. John was proud that his family had served in every war of the U.S.A. since the Revolutionary War.

After the war, John returned to his hometown where he met and married his beloved wife, Marlyce Bergman. John and Marlyce celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on July 31, 2013.

John worked as a metal press operator at Chevrolet Truck and Bus in Indianapolis retiring in 1985 after 38 years.

Survivors include his wife; children, Joan M. Harvey, James A. Harvey, both of Indianapolis, Karen L. Harvey-Turner (Allen) of Chicago, Ill.; two granddaughters, Ruth Emma Harvey-Turner and Naomi Mae Harvey-Turner; three nieces and two nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Chromer Harvey; sister, Ruth Harvey; half brother, Roscoe Steele; half sister, Irene Steele Mullen Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

A funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. John will be laid to rest at Concordia Cemetery in Indianapolis. Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Information: www.wilsonstpierre.com

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