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Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home

9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL

OBITUARY

Arlynn Lee HARROFF

May 15, 1934February 1, 2020

Arlynn Lee Harroff, born in LaPorte, Indiana on May 15, 1934, to Ethel and Edward Harroff. He was a resident of Louisville, KY and passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on February 1, 2020, in Fort Myers, FL, his winter residence. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sandy G. Harroff; his daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Bill Buchanan of Atlanta, Georgia; his son and daughter-in-law David and Lorie Harroff of LaGrange, Kentucky. He is also survived by two grandchildren; Will Buchanan of Atlanta, Georgia, and Paige Harroff of Louisville, Kentucky; two step-grandchildren, Josh and Scott Betz and their families. In addition, he is survived by a sister-in-law, Merilee Magnuson and a nephew, Scott Magnuson both of Clearwater, Florida and his cousins, Beryle and Kaya Randall. His beloved grand-dog, Happy Pete, will miss him very much. Lynn was a devoted husband of 63 years and was an incredibly loving father. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Lynn served in the US Army during the Cold War and was later activated with the 100th Division in 1961. He retired from Fischer Packing Company after 34 years as the Purchasing Agent as well as Director of Transportation. He loved golf and played throughout his life, and also loved airplanes - the SR-71 Blackbird was a favorite! He played social and duplicate bridge. He was a lifelong Mason and was a member of the Buechel Lodge. Lynn was an incredibly gentle, caring Christian man with a great sense of humor. He saw a soul and life in everything, and gave many inanimate objects like cars and statues special names. He also had a nickname (at least one) for nearly everybody in his life. He loved to talk, and never met a stranger. He loved to sing and was a member of several church choirs. He served as a Councilman at Christ Lutheran for many years. He and Sandy joined Concordia Lutheran to serve that church and they both extended friendship to many new citizens from Liberia including the Kesseh family. We think he might have been a bit tardy getting into heaven because he was talking to St. Peter at the gates, and greeting all on their way in. He made all of us happier just being around him and we are sure he is doing the same there. Memorial services will be held at Concordia Lutheran, 1127 East Broadway in Louisville, on Saturday, February 15, at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Salvation Army, Echonet.org or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

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Margaret and Joe Bills

February 6, 2020

So many things! His pet name for Joan while growing up of “little miss mousie” which he always greeted her with each night when he came home from work, Derby Day get togethers at their house , his enthusiasm of going with my dad over to Indiana to get our family’s station wagon, his love of IU foot and basketball, the fishing trip to the Wisconsin wilds with my dad and a couple of others and the “beards” they all sported upon their return from not having shaved the entire time, he and my dad out on their back deck smoking cigars at dusk dark and enjoying each other’s company, his love and sweetness for our dog Daisy, etc..But mainly because he was Mr Harroff!

I miss him with all my heart!
We love all of you!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY