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Larry Ray Harder, 61, Brown County

Larry Ray Harder, 61, Brown County, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, 2014 at his home in Nineveh.

He was born July 9, 1952, in Indianapolis, to Theodore “Sonny” and Dorothy (Clifton) Harder. Larry was a 1972 graduate of Greenfield High School. He married his loving wife, Diana Marie (Wooton) Harder, 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 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 (wife, Angela) Harder of Brownsburg; daughter, Jennifer (husband, Darrin) Grider of Franklin; mother, Dorothy Harder of Nineveh; brother, Mark Harder of Nineveh; sisters, Karen Harder and Linda Alexander, both of Nineveh; in-laws, Russell and Fay Wooton of Nashville; maternal grandmother, Helen Shaw Clifton Moore of Washington; five grandchildren, Alexis Purtlebaugh, Emma Grider, Brylee, Beckett and Brennan Harder; and several nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Theodore “Sonny” Harder; and grandparents, Ted and Hazel Harder and Lawrence Clifton.

The Nineveh Masonic Lodge was to conduct a Masonic service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, followed by the Rev. Darrel Miller conducting a funeral service at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends can call from 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb 23 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 can be sent to the Harder family at meredith-clark.com.

  • January 27
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • January 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 27
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • January 27
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road