Larry Urschel, 85

Larry Harding Urschel, 85, of Wabash, formerly of rural Urbana, died at 11:35 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at his home. 

He was born Dec. 31, 1932 in Urbana, to Orville and Thelma (Harding) Urschel.

Larry was a 1950 graduate of Urbana High School and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He married Jeanne Snavely at the Urbana United Church of Christ on Nov. 5, 1955.  He was a retired farmer. 

Larry was a member of the Urbana Lions Club, and traveled several times to Guatemala distributing eye glasses.  He was also a member of the Wabash Elks and the Lagro American Legion.  He enjoyed politics, current events, fishing in Canada, and Indiana University sports, but his passion was farming. 

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Urschel of Wabash; three children, William P. "Bill" (Andrea) Urschel of Urbana,  Laura Baer and Anne (Joe) Eddingfield, both of Wabash; three grandchildren, Laura (Trevor) Bollhorst of Pittsburgh, Pa., Vincent Baer of Chicago, and Paige (Jeff) Smith of Austin, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Penelope & Isis Smith, both of Austin; and his sister, Sue (Dean) Wilhelm of Roann. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Vanessa Baer, and his brother, Alan Urschel.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St., Wabash, with Pastors Kurt Freeman and John Cook officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Urbana.  Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the Urbana Lions Club or the Vanessa Baer Scholarship Fund c/o Community Foundation of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Larry may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Feb 20