|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1927|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2007|
Dr. Harold A. Askren 80, Indianapolis, passed away after a brief illness on December 18, 2007. He was born March 6, 1927.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Helen Fern (VanSickle) Askren; his father, William Spencer Askren and his brother, Paul S. Askren. Harold was born at home, the residence previously located at the corner of 21st Street and Franklin Road. He grew up on his father's farm. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1945 and was a brilliant student. He enjoyed playing both the piano and organ with great talent. Harold graduated from Purdue in 1950 and from IU School of Medicine in 1954.
Following medical school, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan. After his service, Dr. Askren attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, completing his ENT residency. He practiced in Newport Beach, CA.
Harold loved to travel and took his mother on an extensive trip around the world, including a visit to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Harold enjoyed a very active life after retirement and was a frequent travel to South East Asia and other points unknown.
He is survived by his younger sister, Lois Askren Kennedy of Tampa, FL; his two nieces, Dedre Kennedy Henderson of Denver, CO and Karen J. Kennedy of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Virginia (Rodebeck) Askren of Arcadia, CA and by his niece, Lynn (Askren) Reitzell of Moorpark, CA and his nephew, Mark S. Askren of Irvine, CA; three great-nieces and one great-nephew and by dear friends, Douglas and Sue Arvidson.
The family is especially grateful for the doctors and nurses at Community Hospital East, who provided compassionate care to Harold during his illness. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Indiana University School of Medicine in Harold Askren's name.
Services entrusted to Hendryx Mortuary.
William Spencer Askren (1892 - 1977)
Helen Fern VanSickle Askren (1901 - 1986)
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Dec 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23519364
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