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Harlan D. Riddle

May 16, 1949 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 72)

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Harlan D. Riddle, age 72, of Hamilton passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at his Hamilton home.

Mr. Riddle was born on May 16, 1949 in Richwood, West Virginia to Harlan L. and Anna (Sparks) Riddle.

Harlan honorably served his country in the United States Army from September of 1968 until May of 1971.  He served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a combat engineer earning a Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal and an Army Commendation Medal. 

He married Ellen (Carper) Holman on January 17, 1998 in Angola.  She resides in Hamilton.

Harlan worked for Evan’s Equipment in Butler for 9 years as the parts clerk.  He also worked for UPS for 16 years as a mechanic and automotive supervisor.  He retired in 2011.  He was a member of the Hamilton Church of Christ and the Hamilton American Legion 467.

Survivors include: 

His wife; Ellen Riddle of Hamilton.

Son and daughter-in-law; Kevin and Regina Riddle of Mooresville, Indiana.  Kevin’s children are Gregory, Seth and Joseph.

Daughter; Stacy Riddle of Ocala, Florida.

Step daughter and son-in-law; Nicole and Greg Smith of Pleasant Lake.  Nicole’s children are Paige, Sarah, Sean and Jackson.

Step son and daughter-in-law; Michael and Kara Holman of Angola.  Michael’s children are Bailey, Kendall, Emery, Cayda and Macklin.

Brother and sister-in-law; Jeffery and Bonita Riddle of Summersville, West Virginia.

Sister and brother-in-law; Valencia and John O’Quinn of Summersville, West Virginia.

Sister; Carolyn Facemire of Asheville, North Carolina.

Several nieces and nephews and their families.

His mother-in-law and best buddy; Pearl Baumgartner of Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother; Alan Riddle.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street in Waterloo. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo with Assistant Pastor Don Crain officiating. 

Memorial donations may be directed to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, Lake James Christian Camp and Retreat Center, 1880 West 275 North, Angola, Indiana 46703 and Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, suite 210, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808.

Condolences may be sent to the family at and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.

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September 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo
875 South Wayne Street
Waterloo, Indiana 46793

Funeral Service
September 2, 2021

1:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo
875 South Wayne Street
Waterloo, Indiana 46793

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