January 3, 1926 - February 13, 2017
Harold Wayne Rich, 91, of Monroe passed away on Monday morning (February 13, 2017) at his residence. He was born on January 3, 1926, in Monroe Township, Adams County, Indiana to Edward & Lillie (Beer) Rich. Harold and Marjorie (Roe) Rich were married on June 27, 1948 at the Roe family residence in Blue Creek Township. She preceded him in death on July 28, 2008. Harold worked as a Tool & Die Maker at CTS in Berne for 32 years. He also enjoyed woodworking, refinishing antiques, gardening and yard work. He was the family historian and enjoyed entertaining with his quick wit and dry sense of humor. Survivors include children: Darlene (Chuck) Mellon of Francesville, IN; Larry (Pam) Rich of Carmel, IN; Cynthia (Josef) Strahammer of Monroe, IN and Karla (Steve) Davis of Leesburg, VA. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; Chad Rich, Tara Chamberlain, Tyson Mellon, Tiffany Holle, Sarah Strahammer, Caroline Aschliman, Elizabeth Davis, Stephanie, Geo and Nathaniel Davis, and 14 Great-Grandchildren; Brooklynn, Sydney & Carson Mellon; Makylah, Teagen & Tait Holle; Kavya & Noah Aschliman; Ava, Mason & Jackson Chamberlain; Madeline & Savannah Rich and Graham Davis. Harold is also survived by his sister Clisty Fruchte of Monroe and a brother Howard (Beverly) Rich of Bluffton. He is preceded in death by sibling; Doyle Rich, Eileen Borne and Dorothy Rich. Calling hours will be held on Saturday (February 18, 2017) from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon at the Monroe United Methodist Church. A service to celebrate Harold’s life will take place following calling hours at 12 Noon at the Monroe United Methodist Church. Pastor Char Allen will officiate. Burial will follow at Backesto / Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Monroe United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.
Harold Wayne Rich, 91, of Monroe passed away on Monday morning (February 13, 2017) at his residence. He was born on January 3, 1926, in Monroe Township, Adams County, Indiana to Edward & Lillie (Beer) Rich. Harold and Marjorie (Roe) Rich... View Obituary & Service Information
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