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Harold Lee Eddleman

Palmyra, IN Harold Lee Eddleman, 85, passed away at Golden Living in Muncie, Indiana on Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 after an extended illness. Harold was born in Milltown, IN to Claude and Bertha (Haub) Eddleman. He lived most of his life in Harrison County.
He was a Micro Biologist and received his BS, MS, and Doctorate degrees from Purdue University. He also served in the U.S. Army after college graduation. Harold taught at Cal Tech, Indianapolis, and Salem before starting his research business: researching plants and providing specimens for educational institutions and growers throughout the country. After retirement, he worked for the town of Palmyra at their water treatment plant.
Harold loved the outdoors, working in his gardens and greenhouses, researching, reading, computers, and being with his family and friends. He was continually learning throughout his life.
Survivors include one son, Glenn (Diana) Eddleman, Summitville. Three grandchildren; Kerry Williams, Jill (Miccah) Battishill, and Reid Eddleman. Two great-granddaughters; Kennedy and Delaney Battishill. One sister, Margaret Ewbank, and one brother, Robert (Pat) Eddleman; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Leroy) Hacker. Several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Eddleman; sisters, Betty Lee and Dorothy Harvey.
Services have been entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, Indiana with officiant, Edward Ewbank, nephew. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 9th, 2018 with the funeral at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Central Barren Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Sothern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans LN STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

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    Jim Voyles says

    Have known Harold most of my life , and enjoyed many years sitting on his front porch talking about gardening ,wildlife ,and Nature in general. He knew every bird, every insect and every tree and plant in Indiana and was always willing to stop what he was doing to answer a question. Anyone who stopped to visit never left without a few vegetables. He was the smartest person I ever met in my life, and I am proud to have known him for so long. Farewell old friend….you are missed already.

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    Jim Voyles says

    I have known Harold most of my life and have enjoyed the last several years sitting on his porch talking about gardening, wildlife and Nature in general. He knew every bird, plant, insect and tree in Indiana, and was always willing to stop what he was doing to talk. He was a friend and gardening buddy and the most intelligent person I ever met. Farewell Old Friend…you will be missed by many.

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    Jim Taylor says

    I KNEW Harold AS A KID. HE GRADUATED WITH MY BROTHER CHARLES. HE WAS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD 4-H CLUB IN THE LATE FORTIES. HE WOULD RIDE HIS BIKE FROM HIS HOUSE TO OURS FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON VISITS. HE WASS WELL THOUGHT OF IN OUR FAMILY.

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    Paul Schaefer says

    I thought a lot of Harold. He was always eager to share his knowledge and I enjoyed our discussions in botany, always learning a lot. When he still lived in Palmyra, we were planning a project of reintroducing the native Chestnut trees back to the area. He also enjoyed bird watching and would tell us about his recent sightings.

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