21, 1917 - September 3, 2007
Harroff, 89, died September 3, 2007, in Greencroft in Goshen. He
was born September 21, 1917, in Kimmel to Wilbur and Juanita (Miltenberger)
Harroff. He was a descendant of the Miltenberger family, pioneers
in Elkhart County three generations before him. He graduated from
Manchester College in 1939 and married Elma Lucile Bowers in 1940.
He taught school for several years at Monroe and at Osceola before
serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served as a Pharmacist's
Mate Second Class at San Diego and at the U.S. Naval Hospital in
Oakland, where he also played sousaphone in the post band under
Capt. Dearing. After
the war, he returned to Elkhart County, where he served for more
than 37 years in the Indiana Employment Security Division, retiring
in 1980 as Elkhart area office manager. He was a member of American
Legion Post 143 of Elkhart.
also was a 50-year member of Tyrian Lodge 718 of the F & AM
and the Scottish Rite of South Bend and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.
student of Civil War history and of the American frontier, he traveled
extensively in his later years to national parks in the West and
His wife preceded
him in death. He
is survived by his sister, Betty (Elmer) Phend of Goshen; four children,
Stephen (Susan) Harroff of Auburn, Vicki (D. Randall) Junkins of
Downingtown, Pa., Cynthia (William) Karn of Goshen and William (Charlotte)
Harroff of Edwardsville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Funeral services were held at
Creekside Church of the Brethren, 60455 C.R. 113, Elkhart, Saturday,
September 8. Pastors Norman Replogle of Pine Creek Church of the
Brethren and David Bibbee of Creekside Church of the Brethren officiated.
Burial was in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
be given to Mizpah Shrine Hospital for Children or Creekside Church
of the Brethren.
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