Harold L. Weaver, 94, of Elkhart, passed away at his home on November 15, 2019, from a recent illness.
He was born to Amzey and Bessie (Grosh) Weaver on March 21, 1925. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Mary (Herr); three children, Barry (Marjorie) Weaver of Bloomington, IL; Karen (Galen) Hershberger of Goshen, IN; and Kent (Jodi) Weaver of Pleasant Hill, OH; 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. One brother, Richard (Highlands Ranch, CO), also survives. He was preceded in death by both parents and his brothers James, Howard, and Donald Weaver.
Harold was born in Elkhart and lived there almost all of his life. He was a lifelong member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church. He was active in many roles of church leadership throughout his life, including congregational chair, treasurer, and musician. He especially enjoyed singing in men’s quartets.
Harold graduated from Elkhart High School in 1943. During World War II he served in Civilian Public Service. He also did reconstruction work in France under Mennonite Central Committee from 1946-48. After service, Harold attended and graduated from Goshen College. He continued his studies at Indiana University, earning a Master’s degree.
His careers included education; several roles at the Mennonite Board of Missions; and real estate sales and office management. He retired in 1989. In 1997, he moved to Hubbard Hill Estates Retirement Community. He very much enjoyed the relationships he developed there.
Visitation will be at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, Elkhart, on December 20 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A memorial service will be held at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, also in Elkhart, on December 21 at 10:30 AM. A private family burial will take place at the Prairie Street Cemetery prior to the service. In place of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Goshen College or Mennonite Central Committee.
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