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Harley Weirich


Harley E. Weirich, 84, Middlebury, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Elkhart Hospice House.

    He was born June 8, 1928, in LaGrange County, to Daniel and Elizabeth (Kauffman) Weirich.

    He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as an aviation mechanic during the Korean conflict. He worked at Syndicate systems for 45 years and was a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury and Middlebury American Legion Post 210. He played the fiddle and banjo and wintered in Sarasota, Fla., with his wife for 14 years.

    He was married May 10, 1952, in Middlebury, to Fanny Troyer. She survives.

    Also surviving are one daughter, Lori (Orvan) Miller, Wolcottville; one son, Jerry Lynn (Jill) Weirich, Fleming Island, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna (Eli) Chupp, Shipshewana, and Katie Weirich, Sarasota, Fla.; and one brother, Ora (Kathrine) Weirich, Goshen.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Harry, Joe and Eli Weirich, and two sisters, Ida Miller and Nona Yoder.

    Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury with Pastor Sam Troyer and Pastor Gary Martin officiating.

    Burial with military rites by Middlebury American Legion Post 210 will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

    Memorials may be directed to Elkhart Hospice and Palliative Care or the Middlebury Food Pantry. 

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.