RONALD DICK HARSHMAN of Lafayette, Indiana, 84, retired Elder, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

A public visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, Ind. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, at Grace UMC, 615 N 22nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47904. Pastors Curt Hunt, Lore Gibson, and Ryan Traeger will officiate.

Ronald was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Wilburn. He is survived by his five children: Ronald E. (Carol) Harshman of Kathleen, Ga., Kathleen A. Geisel of Elkhart, Frances J. (Les) Grundman of Ft. Wayne, Julia L. (Ron) Krefta of Noblesville, DeAnna K. (Mick) Vorndran of Ft. Wayne, and 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Ronald is also survived by his second wife, Judith Douglass Lyon and her children: Craig S. (Nicole) Lyon of Pittsboro, Jill I. ( Neil) Lindley of Marshall, IllI., and her granddaughter, Kelly.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace UMC with the address above. Condolences may be shared with Judy Harshman and family at Grace UMC 615 N 22nd Street Lafayette, IN 47904, or via email at

You can learn more about the life and contributions of Rev. Ronald Harshman by visiting the funeral home website.