Michael Harrod

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QUINCY — Michael C. Harrod, 68, of Quincy, passed away at 5:39 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.

He was born in Lima, Feb. 11, 1949, to the late Donald Raymond and Imogene (Rupert) Harrod.

On Nov. 21, 1992, Michael married the former Gloria Setters, and she survives, along with their three children, Dawn Skeen, of West Mansfield, Tammy (Glen) Higginbotham, of Bellefontaine, and Michael D. (Shawna) Harrod, of Spencerville; two stepchildren, Rachel Freistahler, of Botkins, and Jamie (Tim) Kittle, of Celina; 14 grandchildren, Roger Skeen, Brendon Skeen, Kelsey White, Joel White, Courtney Harrod, Emily Harrod, Cameron Harrod, Isaiah Freisthaler, Alexia Morris, Kylie Beers, Tyler Priest, Ethan Priest, Angel Kittle and Cheyenne Kittle; two great-grandchildren, Landon White and McKenzie Gibson; a sister, Sharon (Jim) Morris, of Tennessee; two brothers, Dennis (Sandy) Harrod, of Florida, and Rick (Betty) Harrod, of Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.

A U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, Michael was a skilled tool and die maker and electrician. He unselfishly volunteered countless hours as a firefighter with St. Johns Fire Department and as an EMT with both DeGraff and Quincy rescue squads. During his treatments, he volunteered to participate in clinical trials at The James Cancer Hospital in an effort to help other cancer patients. Michael enjoyed hunting, camping, woodworking, riding motorcycles, country music and, most especially, spending time with his children and grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all of the Mary Rutan Hospital employees for going above and beyond for the Harrod family.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Lester Cox officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Michael's memory, to the Logan County , c/o Mary Rutan Foundations, 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff and online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2017
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