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Harold Ellsworth Harmon, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his home.
Born on March 18, 1919, in Marshall County, he was the son of William E. and Blanche (Waddle) Harmon.
He attended Tippecanoe High School, Marshall County. He lived in Allen County and moved to Whitley County in 1978.
On Dec. 31, 1940, he married Anita C. (McCutcheon) Harmon in Fort Wayne.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945. He has spent his entire life as a farmer and also worked at Dailey Asphalt for 25 years, rertiring in 1984. He was a former member of the Waynedale Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his son, Robert (Shawnie Foster) Harmon of Columbia City; one daughter, Nita (Alan) Fitzgerald of South Whitley; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Harmon, Wausaukee, Wisc.; one sister, Carrie Cripe of Ocala, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Anita C. Harmon, one son, James Harmon, three brothers, Kenneth, Mike and infant brother, four sisters, Engle Blodgett, Edna Hentzeler, Lucile Strong and Lottie Sanners and two grandson, Robert Ralph, Jr. and Jason Phillip Harmon.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Barry Faucett officiating. The burial will follow at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne with graveside military rites conducted by the Whitley County Korean War Veteranâ€™s Honor Guard. Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Harmonâ€™s memory to Northeast Indiana Cancer Services. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.