Harold Atkinson, 80

Harold L. Atkinson, 80, of Wabash, died at  1:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at Autumn Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Wabash.

He was born Sept. 28, 1935 in Upland, Indiana to Charles A. and Pauline (Miller) Atkinson.

Harold was a 1955 graduate of Noble Township High School.  He married Shirley Roser, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash, on June  24, 1956.  Harold retired from Dana Corporation in Marion in 2001 after 34 years.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed his garden, and his apple and pear orchard.    

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Atkinson of Wabash; two children, Kevin Atkinson of Wabash, and Melinda (Curtis) Nickles of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Anna (Tony) Vice of Columbia City, Alison Atkinson of Wabash, Christopher Nickles and John Thomas Nickles, both of Indianapolis; brother, Wayne Atkinson of Decatur, and sister, Carolyn (Jack) Summers of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant brother, Ernest Atkinson.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Jeremy Yeadon officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Visitation was Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church.

The memorial guest book for Harold may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 21