Nobody covers Brown County like The Democrat Buy PDF| Advertise| Contact Us
Hoosier Harvest Cookbook
 
Obituaries
 
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.

Obituaries
See Full List »

John Jacob 'Jack' Gambold, Jr., 91
  Stepfather of Carol Skirvin of Nashville

Jolee Ragan Dufek, 6, Nashville
  Daughter of Jason and Krystal Dufek

Karolina Rose Spurgeon, 3 days old, Edinburgh
  Sister of Keirsten Dawn Spurgeon of Brown County

  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West