Harold Larkin Beecher, 84, Logansport and formerly of Twelve Mile and Rochester passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born May 2, 1927 in Cass County, Indiana he was the son of the late Clinton E. and Grace Condon Beecher. On July 9, 1940 in Perrysburg, Indiana he was married to Norma Jean Knauff, and she preceded him in death on May 1, 2006.
He was a member of Corinth Brethren Church, near Twelve Mile. He graduated from Twelve Mile High School in 1945. He was a longtime dairy farmer in Fulton County and was best known as the breeder of Beecher Arlinda Ellen who was the world milk production champion in 1975 and held that record for the next nineteen years. He was a longtime active member of the Indiana State Holstein Association.
Survivors include eight children, Stanley Beecher and his wife Barb, Ft. Wayne; Steven Beecher and his wife Libby, Brattleboro, Vermont; Susan Beecher; Indianapolis; Sherry Brunden and her husband Kurt, Media, Pennsylvania; Scott Beecher and his wife Lisa, Howe, IN; Shirley Ott and her husband Eric, Logansport; Paul Beecher and his wife Joyce, Craigville, IN; and Patricia Webb and her husband Warren, Valparaiso, IN; eight grandchildren, Casey and Tori Ott, Terry and Jon Boggs, Larkin Webb, Nils Brunden, and Keegan and Ridley Beecher; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Grace Ott; five step grandchildren, and eight step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2012 at Corinth Brethren Church with Pastor Ben Pippen officiating. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8:00 p.m. on Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth Brethren Church, American Heart Association, or Salvation Army. The online guestbook can be signed at www.mcclainfh.com.