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William Ray Harding

June 17, 1941 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 78)

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WIlliam R. Harding, 78,  of Carrollton was called into the embrace of the Lord on April 24, 2020.  Born June 17th, 1941 in Dellroy,  the son of Delmer C. Harding and Mary B. Harding, he lived most of his life in Carroll county or on his farm in Bowerston.                                                                                                       

Bill was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as an electrical engineer on the USS Lynde McCormick.  He was a farmer, and he loved to fish and hunt, and chat with the ladies while shopping.  If he caught your ear he would talk about peeling potatoes while on mess duty in the Navy, how to make sure sheep had proper nutrition, or that time he aimed for a buck but ended up killing a Buckeye tree.  

While he was a farmer at heart, he also worked at Harding’s Garage in Dellroy, NAPA auto in Carrollton, and Dover Molded Products.

He is survived by his sister Ann (Norman) Zalewski, and his children; Jeanne (Keith) Obermeier, William J. (Naomi) Harding, and Faye (Damian) Seagraves, as well as 8 grandchildren: Lauren, Rebecca, Beth, Katie, Kylie, Sierra, Nevaya & Camilla, nephew Ian and step brother Brett.

Burial will be May 1st at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Living Waters Church of God in Dover (GoFundMe at, or any Veterans cause.


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