David W. Harriett, 75
Posted on May 17, 2013
David W. Harriett, 75, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the home of his daughter in Bluffton.
Born Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1937, in Bluffton to Donald Moore and Sarah Maxine (Polley) Harriett, he married Heidi (Wiegmann) Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Bluffton. His wife survives in Columbia City.
Mr. Harriett retired from Phelps-Dodge in Fort Wayne as a computer programmer. He was a 1955 graduate of Pennville High School; a member of the Pennville Masonic Lodge, where he received his 50-year pin in May; and a member of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton. He was an avid golfer and had played many different courses in Indiana, Michigan and Florida. He enjoyed traveling and motorcycling and very much enjoyed spending time with his family, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had served in the United States Navy and formerly lived in Pennville and Bluffton.
Other survivors include his daughters, Lisa (Randy) Peeper, Bluffton, and Lori (Jerome) Rauch, Greenwood; a son, David (Angie) Harriett, Montpelier; two stepsons, Alan (Erica) Morthorst, Fort Wayne, and Nicholas Morthorst, Columbia City; a brother, Tom (Mary Helen) Harriett, Knightstown; a sister, Janice Quinn, Fort Wayne; eight grandsons, Justin Peeper, Ethan Harriett, Matt McAfee, Jake Ripperger, Spencer Rauch, Garrett Rauch, Jason Rauch, and Jeremy Rauch; two granddaughters, Lindsay Holmes and Leslee Peeper; a great-grandson, Evan Rauch; and two great-granddaughters, Sierra Holmes and Maylee Holmes.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Sue (Raines) Harriett, who passed away Jan. 9, 1998.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at the First Church of Christ, 909 W. Spring St. in Bluffton, on Tuesday, May 21, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The Pennville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Larry Sprinkle officiating. Interment will be at the Twin Hill-I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.
Preferred memorials are to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com
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