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Harry L. ‘Jack’ Harman

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Harry L. “Jack” Harman, 81, of West Liberty, passed away surrounded by his loving family at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in North Lewisburg on May 12, 1931, to the late Herbert R. and Margaret Sibley Harman. A son, Mark L. Harman, and two brothers, Jerry L. Harman and Stanford Harman, also preceded him in death.

On Jan. 12, 1958, he married the former Judy Detwiler and she survives in West Liberty, along with his children, Elizabeth Anne (Thomas) Lowry and John Michael (Jeri) Harman, both of West Liberty; four grandchildren, Amanda Jo Harman, Tony M. (Deidre) Harman, Colton T. Lowry and Ross V. Lowry; three great-grandchildren, Layne M. Harman, Jack W. Harman and Chance A. Harman; a sister, Jean (Henry) Bochenek of Wasilla, Alaska; two brothers-in-law, John (Sandy) Detwiler and Tom (Pat) Detwiler, both of West Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack retired from DP&L after 31 years of service.

A U.S. Army Korean Conflict veteran, he was a 54-year member of American Legion Post 426 and a 53-year member of Mad River Lodge 161 F&AM. He also served as mayor of West Liberty for 10 years.

Jack loved sports and enjoyed coaching West Liberty Little League teams for many years. He loved his family, including his dog, Kay.

Per Jack’s request, a private celebration of life service will be conducted at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Champaign County Humane Society or the Mac-O-Chee Ambulance District.

Arrangements were handled by Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty, where condolences may be expressed at

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