Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


June 12, 2014

Edgar F. "Bud" Harpring, 85 Feb. 14, 1929 - June 9, 2014

Edgar F. “Bud” Harpring, 85, of Columbus, died Monday, June 9, 2014, in the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Born Feb. 14, 1929, in Decatur County, Bud was the son of Bernard and Cecelia (Hessler) Harpring. He farmed most of his life on the family farm in Decatur County and later in Bartholomew County.

He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish in Columbus, the Lyons Club in Edinburgh and was an avid Cincinnati Reds and college basketball fan. He had worked as a Production Manager for Amos-Hill Veneer factory in Edinburgh.

Bud married Thelma Lecher at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg on May 13, 1950, and she survives. Other survivors include his children, David (Vicki) Harpring of St. Louis, Missouri, Jeanette (Garry) Barker of Columbus, Samuel (Taresa) Harpring of Scipio, John (Belinda) Harpring of Columbus and Susan (Brian) Walters of Greensburg; brothers and sisters, Vernon (Maureen) Harpring, Lois (Alvin) Laudick and Evera Wissel, all of Batesville and Luella (Ed) Lecher; 11 grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan Schoettner; infant sister, Ima Harpring; brother Bernard Harpring.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus, with a rosary service led by his son, David Harpring. Mass of Christian Burial for Bud will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, with Fr. Doug Marcotte officiating at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus. There will be calling at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg. Pallbearers will be Jeremy and Jamey Harpring, David Myers, Aaron Barker, Joel Walters and Brian Zerbee.

Memorial contributions for Bud may be sent to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to

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