Richard Pappy Harshman

Born: Fri., Jul. 19, 1929
Died: Mon., Sep. 21, 2020


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 25, 2020
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Sep. 25, 2020
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

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Richard L. 'Pappy' Harshman, 91, of Union City, Indiana passed away Monday September 21, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  
Pappy was born July 19, 1929 in Union City, Indiana son of the late Omar & Helen Haley Harshman. He retired from the Army after serving 30+ Yrs, was in during the Korean Conflict and was active in the National Guard. He served as a Veteran Affairs Officer in Randolph County, and worked at the Boston Store in Union City. He served with the Randolph County Honor Guard and belonged to VFW Post #7084, American Legion Post #158, First Baptist Church Union City, Ohio and Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his granddaughter, Tia (Stuart) Stevens-Indpls., Indiana; 3 great grandchildren, Lauryn Pedigo, Gabrielle Pedigo, Aaron Peetz; step grandchildren, Karla Phillips, Dominique Arnold and Michael Arnold; nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded by his parents; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda (Mike) Grimes; brother, Bob Harshman; friend, Judith Harshman.
Visitation is 12 Noon - 2 PM Friday September 25, 2020 at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Road Union City, Indiana. Services are 2 PM Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lisbon Cemetery with the Randolph County Honor Guard conducting burial rites.
Memorials can be made to the American Legion Post #158 in his memory with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Teresa Weimer Miklos
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
Memories of Dick are a part of my life. He taught me so much when I started working at the Boston Store my senior year in high school. A lifelong friend. I will always remember him fondly and how proud he was to serve his country, community and family. Go rest well upon that mountain, my friend. Prayers for the family and friends of a great man!

Randi Rose
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
So sorry for the loss of such a great man he will be forever missed

Branko S. Mijatovich
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
Served with Pappy from 1984 to his retirement from the Guard.

Learned a great deal from Pappy over the years. Enjoyed having conversations with him while in garrison and the field. I appreciated his friendship.

RiP Pappy.

Alan Cummings
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
I would like to offer my condolences. I was glad I had the pleasure to know your grandfather. He was a good man. He helped my son in a couple of his boy scout projects, including his distressed American Flag collection boxes located around Randolph County. Guess I have known him all my life. His daughter Brenda was a friend and classmate of mine.

Scott and Judith Stahl
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Tia we are so sorry for the loss of your Grandfather Pappy. Peace be with you and your family.

Hank Basler
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
I am Proud to known Pappy. At the time I meet him, he was working in the old armory at Winchester. The county was headed for a thunderstorm, and he brought it up on the national weather computer, and he showed me how it worked and we had a Great Visit that day. I will always remember Pappy Harshman for the kindness he showed me.

Mark R. Kreps, Chaplain of the Continental Chapter Sons of Am. Rev.
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Prayers for comfort, direction, and hope. As Pappy always signed off on the emails "Hey have fun" I appreciated his dedication to country he loved and look forward to a reunion some day.

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