Obituary for Larry Ray Harder

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Larry Ray Harder

July 9, 1952 - February 19, 2014

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

 

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Born: July 9, 1952
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Condolences for Larry Harder

Robert (Bob) White posted on 5/1/18

I come to give my condolences to Larry's family and friends. I was unaware of his passing and lost touch with him after school many years ago. We grew up together and as kids in Greenfield and I have many great memories that involve Larry. We built forts, pushcarts, rafts, went fishing and all the good things kids did back in those days. He was a great friend and as someone else said he had a great smile for you each time you saw him.

 

Cathy and Will Snyder posted on 1/1/00

We were both very saddened when we read in the Brown County Democrat about the passing of Larry. He did a wonderful job taking our pontoon in and out of Sweetwater Lake, Our garage was not the easiest to "aim" our pontoon into. He always did it flawlessly.Also, he was always on time for moving our pontoon. This is especially important when you are waiting on the water near the boat ramp in the pontoon. He was always very cheerful. He will be missed. Our Deepest Sympathy, Sincerely, Cathy and Will Snyder

 

Mary Johantgen posted on 1/1/00

I have known Larry thru working at the Conservancy. What a pleasant gentleman, wonderful smile, great stories and full of knowledge about so many things. Loved his family, friends and life in general. Such a pleasure to have made his acquaintance. May the Harder family reflect on the happy memories shared to get thru the lonely hours.

 

Dan Lee posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and prayers to Larry's family and friends. He always had a smile on his face and sense of humor with him. He will be missed.

 

Nancy and Horace Hays posted on 1/1/00

Diane, You are in our thoughts and prayers! The conservancy never looked nicer than when Larry and Bill were in charge. We miss those days when we all used to gather at Bobby Williams house and decorate their Christmas tree!

 

Gregg Bechtold posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He worked on my boat at Lamb Lake for the past 8 years. I always enjoyed talking with Larry and learning what was going on in his life. He certainly enjoyed talking about his family and gardens. We shared unsuccessful stories about keeping the deer out of our plantings. Larry was a great person and I will miss him. Please accept my deepest condolences.

 

Gregg and Tereasa Gillentine posted on 1/1/00

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are sorry for the great loss to family, friends and the community. Larry is and ever will be missed!

 

Mary Jo Baughman posted on 1/1/00

Our thoughts are with the Harder family and friends. Larry served our community with passion and will be missed. Mary Jo Baughman Deb Fairhurst

 

Tim Dearth posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to hear about Larry passing. Larry was a good man and a truly good friend to the the people of the Cordry Sweetwater District. My thoughts are with his family and my heart goes out to them in this time of sorrow.

 

Rod Blasdel posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and prayers go out to Larry's family and friends in this time of immense loss. I was just getting to know Larry and was drawn in by his friendly nature and great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed and thought of often.

 

E Neil Cooper posted on 1/1/00

We are so saddened to receive this news. Our sincere sympathy & condolences. Neil & Esther

 

Tim and Lisa Armstrong posted on 1/1/00

We are so very sorry. There will never be another to leave such a legacy in the lakes. Everything that Larry was involved with was done with class, dignity and a true compassion for the area. He always had time to stop and speak and to offer a smile. To the whole Harder family please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences.

 

Tim and Lisa Armstrong posted on 1/1/00

We are so very sorry. There will never be another to leave such a legacy in the lakes. Everything that Larry was involved with was done with class, dignity and a true compassion for the area. He always had time to stop and speak and to offer a smile. To the whole Harder family please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences.

 

Debbie Catron posted on 1/1/00

We are so very sorry to hear about Larry's passing you are in our prayers.I have to work Sunday so we will not be able to make the services but you will be in my thoughts, call me if you need anything

 

Nancy and Horace Hays posted on 1/1/00

Diane. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family! The Conservancy was at it's best when Larry and Bill were in charge of maintenance. We had some gOod times when we were decorating Bobby's Christmas tree.

 

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