IVAN HARMON HERRIN - 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday Jan. 6th, 2013 at Herrin Hospital under Passages Hospice care with loving friends and family by his side. Ivan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Herrin, IL. He was born Feb. 11th, 1934 in Herrin. The son of Frank and Effie (Ford) Harmon. Ivan graduated from Herrin High School in 1952, then enlisted into the United States Air Force where he spent 1 year state side, then served 3 years at Haun Air Force Base in Germany under Squadron Leader Charles “Chuck” Yeager. Ivan truly enjoyed his time in the Air Force serving his country, And was a member of the Herrin VFW post 1567. Upon completion of his time in the service he attended and graduated SIU Vocational Tech. Ivan was an accomplished, retired plumber and pipefitter out of local 551 and was awarded his 50 year pin 2 years ago. He owned and ran his own plumbing and heating business for over 40 years, before going to work out of the local hall for 10+ which is where he enjoyed the time working with his friends the most. He was an avid deer and waterfowl hunter and also enjoyed spending time fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maxine (Richey) Harmon and his daughter Kerri Jeralds and husband Tom; Special Son and family, Joe B. and wife Lesley Restivo including three grandchildren, “The Light of His Life”, Adam, Morgan, and Delaney Restivo; One brother-in-law, J.C. Sherrard; Special beloved niece, Candace (Sherrard) and husband Joe Strong with children Codey Strong and Hanna Brown, Corey and Liz Strong; Special beloved nephew, Randy and wife Kara with son Brent Sherrard; Nephew Joe Harmon and Family; Great-Nephew Dustin Harmon and Family; One Aunt Ruby Law and many niece and nephew in-laws. Ivan was preceded in death by his parents; Youngest daughter, Kimberly in 1982; Infant grandson, Patrick Anthony in 1986; One brother and sister in-law, Joe and Fay Harmon; One niece Toni (Harmon) Dallas; 2 brother in-laws and 6 sister in-laws. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, January 10th at 6pm at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin, IL and will be receiving Military Rights from the National Guard and Local VFW. Officiating will be Reverend Ed Hoke and Reverend Don Colson. In lieu of flowers we respectfully request donations to be made to one of the following: Passages Hospice, The American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Association or American Lung Association.