Harlan E. Parmenter, 90, of Bloomington and formerly of Princeton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at the I.U. Medical Center in Bloomington


He was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Edwards Co., Ill. to Milo A. and Blanche (McCown) Parmenter.


He lived in Bloomington for more than  20 years, moving there from Princeton.  Harlan was retired insurance agent with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where he worked for 13 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, V.F.W. Post 1147, American Legion Post 25, and Prince Lodge 231 F.&A.M.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Matthew and Nancy Parmenter of Bloomington; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Greg Koberstein of Evansville; three grandchildren, Erin Bane, Megan Parmenter and Matthew A. Parmenter IL.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 62 years Dorothy M. (Hughes) Parmenter, Aug. 11, 2009, brothers Charles A. and James H. Parmenter, sisters, Juanita Stevens and Laura Alice Allen.


Funeral services will be private with Rev. David Bremer officiating. Burial will be in Columbia “White” Church Cemetery.


There will no public visitation. Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is handling the arrangements.