Virgil Thompson Harbach, 92, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:45 A.M. June 26, 2018 at Luther Oaks, Bloomington, IL.
Private family services will be Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Stephen Hill and Rev. Laurie Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 4 – 6 PM, Friday, June 29, 2018 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Clinton Presbyterian Church or the Clinton YMCA.
Virgil was born May 20, 1926 in Freeport, IL the son of Oscar and Lillian (Dribelbus) Harbach. He married Eunice Koeller, October 25, 1945 in Corpus Christi, TX.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice Harbach, Bloomington, IL; children: Pamela (Richard) Graves, Beth (Dr. Michael) Sprague, and Curtis (Vickie) Harbach; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Virgil graduated from Lena, Illinois High School in 1944. He then entered the Navy Air Corp in June of 1944. After his discharge in February 1946, Virgil attended the University of Illinois. He graduated with a BA in Agriculture in 1948. He also received a Masters in Education in 1955. He taught Agriculture at Earlville, Illinois for 7 years. Virgil then went into private agriculture business where he had many partners and friends.
Virgil enjoyed tennis, fishing, golfing, hunting, and flying his “Lance” aircraft.