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Harlan Elmer Boxman

Seymour, Indiana

Nov 29, 1931 – Mar 1, 2013 (Age 81)

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Harlan E. Boxman, 81, of Seymour, IN, passed away at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. Harlan was born November 29, 1931, in Bartholomew County, IN, the son of Elmer and Marie (Weber) Boxman. He was a 1950 graduate of Shields High School and a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. On April 27, 1958 he married Ora Erna Goecker in Emanual Lutheran Church in Dudleytown, IN officiated by Rev. Herman Kespohl. He was employed at Cummins Engine Company as an Industrial Engineer. He retired in 1985 from Cummins after 35 years of service. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served on various Board and Committees. He also served on the Evangelism Committee there. Harlan was a lifetime member of the Seymour V.F.W. and American Legion, a former member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He served several years on the Redding Twp. Antique Display at Jackson County Fair and helped build the "Welcome Sign" to the Jackson County Fair. He was also a Lutheran Braille Volunteer. He is survived by his wife, Ora of 54 years; a daughter, Beth (Tony) Gerth of Bloomington, IN; a son, Mark (Lynn) Boxman of Arkansas City, Kansas; 6 grandchildren, Aaron Gerth, Marc Gerth, Laura (Cody) Hayes, Emily (Matt) Soule, David Boxman and Kristen Boxman; a brother, Paul (Ruth) Boxman of Columbus; 3 sisters, Frances Anderson of Seymour, Marge (Albert) Lazzell of Columbus and Ruth (Larry) Thomas of Columbus. His parents, a brother, Neal Boxman and 2 sisters, Dorothy Otte and Carolyn Hehman preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour with Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, Rev. Philip Bloch, Rev. James Rodriguez and Vicar Joseph Barlau officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, March 4, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Graveside services will follow at Lutheran Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the American Legion #89, V.F.W. #1925, D.A.V. #47 and Viet Nam #7 all of Seymour. Memorials can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or School, Lutheran Community Home or Trinity Lutheran High School.

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Beth, I was so sorry to hear about your father. I know he will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tony, and all of your family. Aunt Jan.