Larry Ray Harder, age 61, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, February 19, 2014 at his home in Brown County. He was a resident of Nineveh.
He was born on July 9, 1952, in Indianapolis, to Theodore "Sonny" and Dorothy (Clifton) Harder. Larry was a 1972 graduate of Greenfield High School. He was married to his loving wife, Diana Marie (Wooton) Harder on June 5, 1976 in Brown County. She survives after 37 years of a wonderful marriage.
Larry retired in 2000 from the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District where he worked as the Maintenance Supervisor for 26 years. Larry was a lifetime member as a Firefighter and a First Responder for the Cordry-Sweetwater Fire Department. He was also a member of the Nineveh Masonic Lodge. Larry enjoyed woodworking, fishing and all outdoor activity. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and of NASCAR. Larry also enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Larry is survived by his wife; son: Jerry and his wife Angela Harder of Brownsburg; daughter: Jennifer and her husband Darrin Grider of Franklin; mother: Dorothy Harder of Nineveh; brother: Mark Harder of Nineveh; sisters: Karen Harder& Linda Alexander of Nineveh; in laws: Russell & Fay Wooton of Nashville; maternal grandmother: Helen Shaw Clifton Moore of Washington, five grandchildren: Alexis Purtlebaugh, Emma Grider, Brylee, Beckett & Brennan Harder; and several nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his father: Theodore "Sonny" Harder; and grandparents: Ted & Hazel Harder and Lawrence Clifton
The Rev. Darrel Miller will conduct a funeral service Sunday at 5 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. on Sunday until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Larry to the Cordry-Sweetwater Fire Department at 101 Firehouse Dr., Nineveh, IN 46164.
Condolences may be sent to the Harder family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670