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Harry L. "John" Todd, formerly of Veedersburg, Ind., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Hawthorne Inn, Danville, Ill.
He had just celebrated his 90th birthday. He was born on April 14, 1927, in Danville to Harry E. and Elma (Winn) Todd. Harry attended Covington High School.
On Sept. 3, 1949, he married the love of his life, Darlene I. Schnulle and they have one son, Steve (Debbie) Todd. Harry has two grandchildren, Aaron (Ambre) Todd and Jamie (Sean) Cowie; three great-grandchildren, Austin Todd, Alexander Todd and Jenna (Devin) Pratt; and one great-great-grandchild, Aspen Pratt.
Harry owned Todd Construction from 1959 to 1984 as a general contractor specializing in home remodeling. He served in the United States Army during WWII as a courier and was a member of the American Legion in Covington, Ind., as well as a Mason in the Olive Branch for 50 years.
He was an avid inventor, enjoyed woodworking and had his pilot's license. Harry and Darlene loved traveling, including several cruises. They lived in San Diego, Calif., for 13 years. They built several houses in the 67 years of marriage.
He will be greatly missed.
Harry is survived by his wife, son and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Edgar and Perry Todd; as well as a sister, Lois West.
A celebration of Harry's life will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermillion St., Danville. A visitation will be held prior, starting at 1 p.m. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, off Batestown Road.
The Todd Family would like to thank all of Harry's caregivers at Hawthorne Inn for their loving, caring and compassionate care during his stay in the Alzheimer's Unit.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Harry's name to the Alzheimer's Association for research. Please join Harry's family in sharing memories, pictures and video on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on  June 24, 2017
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