Harold C. Luppens

Harold Christian Luppens passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at The Coventry in Southern Pines.

Harold was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Herman George Luppens and Lillie Antoni Winter Luppens. He graduated from Abraham Clark High School, Roselle, N.J. in 1941 and was drafted in February 1943. He served as a member of the 8th Army, 356th Fighter Group, 361st Fighter Squadron in Martlesham Heath, UK until October 1945.

He went to work for Ohio Bell in 1946 and was married to Mary Jean Ward in 1948. They had three children. After assignments in Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland Ohio, Harold retired after 36 years with Ohio Bell in August 1982. Harold and Jean moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Seven Lakes, in 1997 and then to St. Joseph of the Pines, Pine Knoll, Southern Pines in February 2007. Harold moved to The Coventry in August 2016.

Harold was preceded in death by his brother, Maximilian Frederick Luppens; his sister, Eleanore Mae Middaugh; his wife, Mary Jean Ward; and his son, Marc Stephan Luppens.

Harold is survived by sons, John Christian Luppens and Scott Joseph Luppens; daughters-in–law Marsha Ann Blair Luppens and Ellen Abrams Luppens; grandchildren, Paul Michael Luppens, Elise Luppens and Kirstin Clara Luppens Raney and husband, Christopher Raney; great-grandchildren, Brandon T. Luppens, Sydney M. Luppens and Maxwell, M. Raney; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph of the Pines, Pine Knoll Chapel Dec. 13, at 2 p.m., followed by interment in the St. Anthony Columbarium. A reception will be held at Pine Knoll following interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FirstHealth Clara McLean House. The family wishes to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation towards the St. Joseph of the Pines staff, Aegis staff, and the FirstHealth Hospice staff involved in Harold’s care these past years.

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Service entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.