March 19, 1936 ~ May 16, 2023

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: 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.


Visitation: June 4, 2023 1:00 pm - June 4, 2023 3:00 pm

Faith United Methodist Church
9031 E. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229

Memorial Service: June 4, 2023 3:00 pm

Faith United Methodist Church
9031 E. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Richard "Dick" Everett Lahr's name.

Faith United Methodist Church

9031 E. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    The staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

    • As an Indianapolis Washington High School graduate and as a beginning teacher at Warren Central High School, I will never forget the kindness and the guidance Mr Lahr provided for me.
      God’s blessings to him and his family.
      I am so blessed that our life paths intermingled.

      Thanks be to God.

    • My condolences to the Lahr family. I met Dick in high school through our Holladay House Library connection. I represented Howe HS and he from Washington HS. I remember him as a very kind and pleasant fellow and with a great smile. We lost contact as we both went to different colleges, but I have such nice memories of a friendship with Dick Lahr.

  2. Barbara Stokes and Family,Lezlie,Stephanie,Christopher,Jan and Kurt, and their families. We all will miss you.

  3. What a great guy!! Dick was one of my trainers at Traveler’s Insurance, he taught integrity in selling insurance. We had many fun times playing poker at Mike Chamber’s home!

    May Christ comfort all of his family in Dick’s passing on.

    Jeff Klein

  4. A great man, wonderful friend that will live in my heart forever! See you in Heaven Dickie!!!!
    Sharman Spencer

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