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Robert "Bob" Harris

June 20, 1943 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 77)


Robert "Bob" Harris, 77, of LaOtto, passed away on December 21, 2020, at his home. 

Born in Wolf Lake, on June 20, 1943, to the late Everett and Aldena (Taggart) Harris. He spent his formative years in LaOtto, graduating from Avilla High School in 1961.

Bob was married to Henrietta Teders in Avilla, on June 22, 1963. The couple raised their family just around the corner from his childhood home.

He worked at Dana Corp., in Fort Wayne, retiring after 37 years.

Bob was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Avilla and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, mowing the grass and he could fix anything. Most of all he loved his grandkids.

Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Henrietta Harris; his three children, Lori Ann Meyer, Troy Allen Harris and Lana Jean Harris; his brother, Ronnie Harris; his six grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Alexondra Rose, Gabriel, Ariella Rose, David, Dirk and Lillian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rochell Olds; a daughter, Lynn Rose Harris.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. The Mass will be live on the Funeral Home Facebook page.
The family would like to invite friends to pray the Holy Rosary on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and can follow it live on the Funeral Home Facebook page.

Burial taking place at Ege Catholic Cemetery, Ege.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. Mary's School.

Online note to the family at

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Public Viewing
December 23, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
228 N. Main St.
Avilla, IN 46711

Mass of Christian Burial
December 23, 2020

2:00 PM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
228 N. Main St.
Avilla, IN 46711

Interment following funeral service
December 23, 2020

Ege Catholic Cemetery
7340 East County Road 400 South (just east of Ege)
LaOtto, IN 46763


St. Mary' s Catholic School
232 N Main St, Avilla IN 46710

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