Harry  Laker


Harry O. Laker of Sunman was born to Edmund and Martha Eckerle Laker October 15, 1933, in Franklin County, Indiana.
He served his country with the United States Army. Harry was united in marriage to Alma Riehle on July 12, 1958, at St. Nicholas Church and together they had six children.
He worked for Hill-Rom for 35 years and was a member of St. Nicholas Church, the Holy Name Society and Sunman Fish and Game Club. Even after retirement Harry stayed active mowing his 3 acres weekly, gardening, hunting, fishing, making wine, dancing, and watching Reds baseball and I.U. basketball. He loved and cherished his grandchildren.
On Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the age of 84, he passed away at University Hospital in Cincinnati.
Those surviving who will cherish Harry's memory include his loving wife of over 59 years, Alma Laker; children, Anita (Mike) Schuman of Sunman, Gregory (Donna) Laker of Batesville, Carla (Gerard) Enzinger of Oldenburg, Ann (David) Lesko of Sunman, and Gerald (Jennifer) Laker of Batesville; 21 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by 8 siblings; Marge Kirschner, Charlie Laker, Albert Laker, Evelyn Volk, Agnes Volk, Delores Gindling, Ron Laker and Eugene Laker.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Doug Laker; a brother, Marty Laker; a son-in-law, Brent Sarringhaus; and a great-grandchild, Carter Bond.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Rosary will be recited at 3:15. Rev. Shaun Whittington will officiate a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. The Sunman American Legion Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 will provide full military graveside honors immediately following in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be directed to St. Nicholas Heritage Project for the new school. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Harry Laker.
Published on May 22, 2018
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