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Richard "Dick" Everett Lahr

March 19, 1936 — May 16, 2023

Greenfield, IN

Richard “Dick” Everett Lahr, 87, Greenfield, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023.  He was born at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on March 19, 1936, weighing a little over 3 lbs., the son of Lorraine “Bub” and Wilma “Billie” (Smith) Lahr of Indianapolis.  Dick graduated from Washington High School in 1954 and Wabash College in 1958.  He married Rita Elaine Conway on June 15th, 1958; she preceded him in death on October 10, 2015.

He played football at Washington High School and was a tackle on the 1953 All-City football squad chosen by the Indianapolis Star.  He also played football at Wabash College and was a member of Sigma Chi. He was a 10-year member of the City of Indianapolis Parks Board and was a co-founder of the Warren Township Football Club and an IHSAA football referee for 32 years.

Dick retired from McGowan Insurance and had previously worked at Allstate and Traveler’s.

Dick is survived by his loving children, daughters Lisa (Todd) Habig, Elaine (Timothy) Hanselman and Susan (Douglas) Corey of New Palestine; son Bradley (Barbara) Lahr of Ann Arbor, MI; grandchildren Zachary, Christopher (Ana Somoza) and Joshua Hanselman, Kaitlin and Ryan Corey, and Claudia Lahr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carole Ann.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2023, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church (Indianapolis), 9031 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis IN  46229, where Dick was a 50-year member.

The family would like to thank Cindy Kennedy, Nurse Practitioner and her staff at Healthy Hearts CHE and CrownPointe Senior Living of Greenfield Indiana and his “girls” there for taking exceptional care of Dick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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