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Frank William Harshman

April 11, 1939 - March 26, 2022


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    Bob Branstetter jr. says

    Condolences to the family, Frank was such a great guy. Always looked forward to seeing him at reunions and such

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    Barbara Amos says

    Frank often greeted me at Church, saying “Hi Barbie” then proceeded to tell a joke or story to make me laugh. One of 4 persons I cherished that called me “Barbie”. I will miss him every Sunday. John & I appreciated his wood working skills.

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    Carolyn Anthrop says

    The family of, Frank Harshman has my deepest Sympathy. Frank was a great man.

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    Cherilyn Williams says

    Lynn and family – Frank will definitely be missed. His quiet presence, his ability to come up with poetry on a moment’s notice, his gentle nature and care for others are just a few of the characteristics I recall. I’m sure you are feeling a void in your family, but hopefully the good memories will begin to dull the edge of grief as time goes on. Love to you!

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Frank William Harshman, 82, of West Lafayette, IN, passed away on March 26, 2022. He was born on April 11, 1939, in Cairo, IN, to Charles Isiah Harshman and Mary Katherine (Servis) Harshman. After completing his education, he served in country in the United States Navy from 1958 – 1964. He later met and married his wife, Rosetta “Lynn” (McCabe) Harshman in Battleground, IN, on March 18, 1983. Frank worked for 25 years for Norfolk Southern Railway as a lineman prior to his retirement. He enjoyed the time he spent raising his family with Lynn, loved books and was an avid reader, and also was a woodworker who enjoyed making pieces for his wife and also working on many projects for the Federated Church in West Lafayette where they were members.

In addition to his wife, Lynn Harshman, he was survived by his sons, Warren Harshman and Nathan (Ashleigh) Harshman; grandchildren, Dylan, Emma, Cora, Scarlet, and Sadie; as well as his three sisters, Marilyn Anthrop, Janett Cosby, and Clara (Halford) Price.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Ralph Harshman and Claude Harshman.

Graveside services with military honors will be held, Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, 1718 W. 350 N., West Lafayette, IN 47906. Celebration of Frank’s Life to be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Federated Church, 2400 Sycamore Ln, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Online condolences can be left to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com. Tippecanoe Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements.