Harriett Belle Lochner, 92, North Manchester, died 6:34 a.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. She was born March 31, 1929, in Larwill, to Ralph LeRoy Barney and Nellie Manilla (Roby) Barney Bolinger.
Harriett was a 1947 graduate of Larwill High School. She married Francis G. Lochner, on April 11, 1948, in Laotto; he died Feb. 2, 1989. She worked at Heckman Bindery in North Manchester, for 22 years, retiring in 1991, and also was a cook at Manchester Junior High School. Harriett attended Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren. Harriett played the piano and organ by ear and was a longtime member of the Tri-County Choir. She enjoyed cleaning her house, camping, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by four children: Thomas (Shelley) Lochner of Fort Wayne; Roger Lochner of North Manchester; Cynthia (Larry) Hoffman of Wabash; Kevin L. (Barb) Lochner of North Manchester; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Dorcas Holley of Marion.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Betty Lochner and Hazel Trump, her brother, Harlo Barney, and one great grandson, Waylon Correll.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 2, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Pastor Kelly Beutler officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Thursday, and one hour prior to the service Friday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Timbercrest Retirement Community.
Harriett’s family would like to thank the staff at Timbercrest for the wonderful and loving care she received while a resident there, with special thanks to the Crestwood and Healthcare staff for the last few years of her life. She was truly blessed.