Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary

1307 North Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN


Philip Thrine Harpring

December 21, 1946August 13, 2019

Philip Thrine Harpring died August 13, 2019, at home in Indianapolis. He was born to parents Alphons Harpring and Ruth Thrine Harpring on December 21,1946. A graduate of Warren High School, Phil earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's degree from Butler University and was a lifetime member of the IU Alumni Association. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Throughout his life, Phil's enthusiasm for athletics was a constant, from his dedication to gymnastics at the YMCA and American Turners as a young man, to his career as a physical education teacher and coach from which he retired after many years in Lawrence Township, to his active membership in the Indy Dancers Club until his death. Phil is survived by two daughters, Gina (Robert Moore) Harpring and Julie (Ian Eschbacher) Harpring; a sister, Sharon (David) Poultney; a brother, Gordon (Nora) Harpring; and grandchildren, William and Claudia Harpring Eschbacher. A gathering beginning at 1:30 p.m. will be held at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary on Sunday, August 18, 2019, followed by a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the YMCA at the Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204


  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 18, 2019


Philip Thrine Harpring

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Nellie McKnight

August 16, 2019

Gina....I’m so sorry for your Loss...
May God’s Peace continue to comfort you and your Family during this time of transition...
Love you!

Cynthia Edwards

August 14, 2019

I have known Phil for 10 years. He will always have such a special place in my heart. I have such very sweet and wonderful memories of him. I truly loved him and will never forget our times together. I have the deepest sympathy and sending prayers and hugs for his family.