J. Harry Eberhard, age 63, of Colon, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at his home.
Harry was born July 4, 1946, in Sturgis, a son of David and Martha (Troyer) Eberhard.
Harry had served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He had lived most all of his life in St. Joseph County. Harry had worked for 28 years at the Twin County Probation Center in Three Rivers, where he retired in 2006 as executive director.
His great passion in life was his family and motorcycling.
He is survived by seven children, Michell (Josh) Hubbard of Traverse City, Mike (Kim) Woods of Commerce Township, Cherish (Vern) Buel of Houston, Jamie (Ray) Schmucker of Syracuse, Ind., Marina (Tim) Borkholder and daughter Abigail of Colon, Stephen Woods of Traverse City and Salina (Barry) Kapik of Atlanta;
30 grand and great-grandchildren; mother Martha Horowitz of Florida, three brothers, Ernie Eberhard of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Wayne and Leland Eberhard both of Holt; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Eberhard; a sister, Edna (Dolly) Rohrer; and an aunt Susie Wickey.
The family will receive relatives and friends after noon Sunday at the Double M Building, 59321 Nottawa Road, Centreville, one mile north of Nottawa. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Double M Building with Pastor Thomas Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Old Order Amish Cemetery in rural Centreville.
Funeral arrangements were made by Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.