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Robert A. "Bob" Harkema

November 3, 1952 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 69)

Obituary

Robert A. “Bob” Harkema, 69, of Peru, passed away at 5:28 P.M., Monday, September 19, 2022 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Indianapolis, on November 3, 1952, the son of Jacob and Patricia Pritchard Harkema. He married, the love of his life, Marcia Edwards, at her parents’ house, on August 2, 1975 and she survives. Bob was a 1971 graduate of Triton Central High School and a 1975 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelors degree in Education and earned a Marketing degree from IVY Tech. Bob was a member of the McGrawsville Community Church, serving on many committees, including teaching Sunday School. He worked at RCA in Marion and was a Dekalb / Asgrow Seed Dealer for many years where he thoroughly enjoyed working with area farmers. Bob was a member of the Peru Maennerchor, the Circus City Sam’s Camping Group, and a former Maconaquah School Board Member. He coached boys and girls elementary basketball at Maconaquah and also Junior Varsity Girls basketball. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Bob thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife, Marcia, are daughters, Sherri (Delbert) Anderson of Aldie, VA and Julie (Clayton) Cutler of West Hartford, CT, a brother, Arthur (Lorie) Harkema of Mooresville, IN, his mother-in-law, Vivian Edwards of Peru and a brother-in-law, Gary (Jane) Edwards and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister-in-law and her husband, Sharon (Edwards) and Charles Berkheiser and his father-in-law, Gerald Edwards. A service celebrating the life of Robert A. Harkema will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 23, 2022 at the McGrawsville Community Church, 9377 S. 300 E., Amboy with Pastor Doug Benham and Dennis Harts officiating. Burial will be at Rankin Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru to the McGrawsville Community Church.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McGrawsville Community Church
9377 S. 300 E.
Amboy, IN 46911

Funeral Service
Friday
September 23, 2022

10:00 AM
McGrawsville Community Church
9377 S. 300 E.
Amboy, IN 46911

Donations

McGrawsville Community Church
9377 S. 300 E., Amboy IN 46911

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