Carl William Henn, Jr., who provided leadership to the Philharmonic Orchestra for 47 years, passed away on January 15, 2021, at age 99.


Carl joined the Philharmonic as the manager in 1974 and served in various capacities, including as a board member, until his death. He also sang with the Symphonic Praise Choir for many years. Carl was an active and engaged citizen of Indianapolis and served many civic and service organizations. In 1951, Carl married Polly Lou Sharp, who survives him. He is also survived by 9 children, 19 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; and by 5 brothers and their families.

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