John H. Terhaar, Sr., 81, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday, September 9, at the home of his son.
He was born October 25, 1929 in Harrisburg, Indiana to Joseph, Sr. and Ruby Weaver Terhaar. He moved to Williamsburg in 1945 and operated a dairy farm with his brother, Harry. He married the former Eileen Harris on June 5, 1964. He was active in 4-H during his children’s upbringing and showed Holstein cattle for many years. He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Coon Hunters Club and as a US Army veteran was a 59-year member of Williamsburg Post 442 of the American Legion. John coached Little League in Williamsburg in the 1980’s. He enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
John will be missed by his wife, Eileen Terhaar, of Williamsburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam & John Bockhofer, of Union City; Kathy & Tim Snyder, of Lynn; sons & daughters-in-law, Lawrence, Jr. & Kim Terhaar, of Centerville; John, Jr. & Jamie Terhaar, of Williamsburg; Fred & Linda Mohler, of Indianapolis; sisters, Elsie Terhaar, of Williamsburg; Rose Staight, of Eaton, OH; Anna Tornes and her husband, Larry, of Sunbury, OH; brothers, Joe Terhaar, of Greens Fork; Tony Terhaar and his wife, Jean, of Richmond; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; special sister-in-law, Violet Terhaar, of Modoc; friend, Kara Flack and several nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Geraldine Kaucher; brothers, Charles Terhaar, Joseph Terhaar, Richard Terhaar, Lawrence Terhaar, Sr., Tom Terhaar, George Terhaar and Harry Terhaar; 1 granddaughter; sister-in-law, Frances Terhaar; brother-in-law, Tom Staight.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Phil Baisley at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Williamsburg Community Center, PO Box 145, Williamsburg, IN 47393. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.