Larry Ray Harder, 61, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his home in Brown County. He was a resident of Nineveh.
He was born July 7, 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 life member as a firefighter and a first responder for the Cordry-Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Nineveh Masonic Lodge.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and all outdoor activity. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and of NASCAR. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Larry is survived by his wife; a son, Jerry, and his wife, Angela, Harder of Brownsburg; a daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Darrin Grider, of Franklin; his mother, Dorothy Harder of Nineveh; a brother, Mark Harder of Nineveh; two sisters, Karen Harder and Linda Alexander of Nineveh; in-laws, Russell and Fay Wooton of Nashville; maternal grandmother, Helen Shaw Clifton Moore of Washington; five grandchildren, Alexis Purtlebaugh, Emma Grider, and 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 Rev. Darrel Miller will conduct a funeral service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Larry to the Cordry-Sweetwater Fire Department, 101 Firehouse Drive, Nineveh, IN 46164.
Condolences may be sent to the Harder family at www.meredith-clark.com.