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July 15, 2014

Charles J. 'Hormann' Harmon

Charles J. “Hormann” Harmon, 88, Logansport, passed away at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru.

Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Logansport, he was the son of William Charles and Vera Harriett Thompson Hormann.

On Aug. 25, 1946, in Logansport, he was married to Mary V. Anders of Royal Center, who preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 2005. They were married for 59 years.

Charles retired as maintenance manager of Pulaski Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home in Winamac. From 1950 to 1957 he was employed by the Logansport Fire Department. In 1940, when he was 15 years old, he began a brief career with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He had also sold insurance, worked at laundromats, Muehlhausen Spring, White-Rodgers Manufacturing, and farming.

He had been the City Building Commissioner and Plumbing Inspector under Mayor Settlemyre and Mayor Beasey, along with being a Republican Precinct Committeeman and Clay Township Trustee. In the 1970s, he had been the administrator of Chase Manor Nursing Home.

In earlier years, Charles had been an active member of St. James Lutheran Church since 1954. He served as church treasurer and chairman of the congregation.

He was a member of Blue Cross/Blue Shield State Board, and the Northern Indiana Medical Association.

A handyman of all things and man of many interests and skills, he was a licensed electrician, plumber, and tinsmith. He repaired radios, TVs, electric organs, furnaces and air conditioners, and washers and dryers. He loved designing things, gardening, traveling, reading, collecting historical items, and helping family and friends.

A 1948 graduate of Logansport High School, Charles served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 until 1946 during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific and Japan. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 53, formerly of Logansport, and the American Legion Post 60.

Surviving are daughters, Sherry (Robin) Adair, Logansport, and Janet (Stanley) Zahorsky, Edina, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Linda (Edward) Terry, Monticello; eight grandchildren, Cory (Dawn) Harmon, Royal Center, Jennifer (Bryan) Anderson, Yelm, Wash., Nathan (fiancee, Briana) Harmon, Logansport, Jeffrey (Danelle) Adair, Carmel, David (Katie) Adair, Indianapolis, Caitlin Williams, Edina, Minn., Elizabeth (fiance Benjamin) Zahorsky, Tucker, Ga., and and Danea Zahorsky, Edina, Minn.; eight great-grandchildren, Isabella, Ava, and Aiden Adair, Carmel, Cameron Harmon, Logansport, Taylor and Bryce Anderson, Yelm, Wash., Brooke Harmon, Kokomo, and Austin Harmon, Royal Center.

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