Harold James Morgan, Sr., 82, of Columbia City, went to walk with his Lord Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Born Dec. 6, 1928 in Green Bay, Wis., he was a son of the late Raymond and Clara Meyers Morgan.
Morgan went to school in Kenosha, Wis. before enlisting in the Army and serving in Korea. He married Donna Blessing in 1953 and moved to Indiana where he worked for Northern Indiana Public Service Company in the Street Department in Fort Wayne. After 20 years of marriage, Donna passed away and Harold married Beatrice Lahrman in 1974. Harold retired from NIPSCO to devote full-time to the Family of God Crusaders evangelistic ministry. He and Bee returned to Columbia City and resumed active membership at Zion Lutheran Church where he served in various roles including elder choir member. Bee passed away Sept. 10, 2010 and Harold moved to the Indiana Veteranâ€™s Home in West Lafayette.
Survivors include seven children; Susan (Al) Davis of Lafayette, Hal (Kathy) Morgan of Chehalis, Wash., Robert (Nina) Morgan of Lafayette, Mike (Kathy) Morgan of Huntington, Paul (Donna) Morgan of Liberty Center, Stanley Morgan of Indianapolis and Jill (Richard) Springstead of Fort Wayne; eight stepchildren: Kenneth (Jean) Lahrman of Churubusco, Jerry (Barb) Lahrman of Columbia City, Garry (Yvonne) Lahrman of North Carolina, Patricia Becker of Fort Wayne, Danny (Robin) Lahrman of Columbia City, Virginia (Al) Simerman of Fort Wayne, Rev. William (Beth) Lahrman of Nunica, Mich. and Eileen (Randy) Wizigreuter of Fort Wayne; two sisters: Gladys Person and Alberta (Larry) Story both of Exeland, Wis.; and three brothers: Leonard (Marilyn) Morgan of Exeland, Raymond (Dot) Morgan of Georgia and Donald (Mary) Morgan of Orangeville, Ill.; 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jenet Berndt.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. North St., Columbia City with a one-hour visitation prior to the service. Rev. Jerry Nichols will officiate.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church in memory of Harold. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.