Lewis Harmony

Lewis Harmony

CHATHAM – Lewis Harmony, 89, of Chatham died at 9:25 p.m. Sunday (July 6, 2014) at home.

He was born Jan. 8, 1925, at Springfield to Louis and Ella Darnaby Harmony. He married Anna Romanotto on June 5, 1948.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rita Ann Harmony; two brothers; and four sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; two sons, David Harmony of Springfield and Michael (Linda) Harmony of Champaign; three grandchildren, Andrea (Jamie) Hardison of Champaign, Erica (Carl) Liskey of Chicago and Danielle Swindel of Springfield; one great-granddaughter, Lea Hardison of Champaign; one brother, Ben (Helen) Harmony of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Lewis was a resident of Chatham for over 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II.

Mr. Harmony retired from Nabisco after 37 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid news watcher.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 10, at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield.

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home with Dennis J. Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail and U.S. Army.

Mr. Harmony served in World War II in Gen. Patton's Third Army, relieved the 101st Airborne at Bastogne and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He received the silver Battle Star and a Unit Presidential Citation. He went on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

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