Harold McGranahan 1927-2015
Harold Lloyd McGranahan, 87, of Holton, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at his home.
He was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Emmett, the son of Theodore Lee and Loretta Elizabeth (Aubert) McGranahan.
Harold left home at age 15 and worked for a Nebraska farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, aboard the USS Shenandoah. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 101 for more than 55 years.
Harold received his pilot’s license in 1964. He proudly received his GED in 1987. His passion was flying and he enjoyed fishing and telling stories of his life. Harold loved spending time with his grandsons, C.J. and Brandon Lehnherr, attending sporting events, plays, music programs and playing cards.
He served in the Red Cross disaster programs and traveled with Jackson Heights Honor Flight in 2009.
Harold married Margaret Redmon in 1947. They later divorced. He married A. Elizabeth Mullinix Lehnherr in 1976. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include twin sons, Richard McGranahan (Rita) of Escondido, Calif., and Robert McGranahan (Peggy) of Harveyville; a daughter, Waunita McGranahan- Stephenson (Geoffrey) of Morrison, Colo.; a stepson, Christian Lehnherr (Rhonda) of Holton; a sister, Nellie McNeer of St. Marys; a brother, Raymond Wilson (Donna) of Milford, Neb.; and seven grandchildren, including C.J. and Brandon Lehnherr.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth McGranahan; two sisters, Margaret Lawson and Joan Thomason; and a stepson, Virgil Dennis Lehnherr III.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will be held in Delia Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holton V.F.W. Flag Fund or Holton Community Hospital Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com