Donald Rudolph Harris
1935 - 2020
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was born to the late George Ed & Artella Harris on December 3, 1935 in Uniontown, Ky. He went to his resting place on January 21, 2020. Rudolph graduated from Blessed Martin High School in Waverly, KY. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Gary, Indiana. When he relocated to Gary, Indiana he worked at Inland Steel with 42 years of service. Rudolph was an avid lover of baseball, where he played shortstop for the Kentucky Cardinals and was later recruited by the Chicago Cubs Training Farm. He also loved to fish and hunt with family and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, Wives; Mildred Harris and Mary Ann Harris. Two Brothers; Thomas Eugene and Marvin Harris, and Grandson; Tyrone D'Juan Evans. He leaves to cherish his life, Two Daughters; Ronical Harris of Indianapolis, IN, April Harris-Brown, One Son; Patrick (Janice) Harris all of Merrillville, IN. Four Grandchildren; Mary (Michael) Ezell of Mansfield, TX, Michael (Tiffany) Evans, Tamika Evans all of Indianapolis, IN, and Brittany Harris of Merrillville, IN. Fifteen Great Grandchildren; Sister; Darlene (Lynn) Holt of Louisville, Ky. Three Brothers; James Herschel (Mildred) Harris, Lawrence (Margaret) Harris all of Gary, IN and Larry Harris of Chicago Heights, IL. Four Sister-In-Laws and one Brother-In-Law. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rudolph will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation Saturday February 1, 2020 from 9-11a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. All services at SS Monica/Luke Catholic Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 29, 2020.
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February 1, 2020
Yo
January 31, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Just remember that you may not see him with your eyes but you will always feel him in your heart.
Monica Taylor Hall
January 31, 2020
Hey Granddaddy how you doing. Hope well I want you to know that no matter what that I'm still down here dancing for and with you and any were you are and I am we will still dance together now matter what happens or happened we will still be together and if you promise to be with me threw my toughest times I promise to believe in you and I hope you still dancing up there to. I hope you havin a good time to. Your Granddaughter Rih'Miya Love you and miss you with all my heart
Rih'Miya Brown
January 31, 2020
My condolences to Ronical, April, Patrick, Herschel, Lawrence, Larry and Darlene.

I remember when we were bussed to Blessed Martin School in Waverly via cousin Houston's station wagon. It was crowded, but we had fun. Those were the good old days.

Rudolph, Rest In Peace. We will see you on the other side.

Doris Johnson (Cousin)
Doris Johnson
January 31, 2020
Keeping you in prayers
Bertha Brown
January 31, 2020
Were sorry we can't be in your presence but our prayers are with you all. Love & blessings from Raymond, Judy Hammond & family.
Judy Hammond
January 31, 2020
God put your protective arms around them, in the name of jesus
Bertha Brown
January 31, 2020
My heart goes to the family, keeping you in my prayers
Bertha Brown
January 30, 2020
I remember my friend Mary would sometimes ask Mr. Harris to take me home after school activities or from her home. My deepest condolences to Ronical, Mary and all of the Harris family. I pray that the Lord sends an abundance of comfort in this difficult time.
Tiffany Swagerty
January 30, 2020
A longtime person in our lives. Rest ez Rudolph. from Chreyle, Meagan, Precious & Journey Spicer
Cheryle & Meagan Spicer
January 30, 2020
Prayers go out to you and your family!
Shaytice Howell
January 30, 2020
Ronnie and family/friends you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Abby Harcourt
January 30, 2020
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Abby Harcourt
January 30, 2020
Ronical and family I'm so sorry for your lost . I just can't say anything thing else but Sorry
Lora Jones
January 29, 2020
My sincere condolences to Ronical, April and Patrick. My condolences also go out to Herschel, Lawrence, Larry, and Darlene and all other family members. My prayers are with you.
Mary Smith
January 29, 2020
To my Friend Ronnie,May God Bless you and your family in your time of need.
Cynthia Brewer
January 29, 2020
Love you red from gamal
January 29, 2020
Love you always red from gamal
January 29, 2020
Sorry for your loss. My prayers go up to you and your family. From your Cali Family. Love you always Andrometa and family
Andrometa Hayes
January 29, 2020
Hey Rudolph!! Peace, my brother. I will always remember the good times we had playing together as youngsters when we lived next door to each other in Uniontown. I couldn't wait to get up in the mornings and go play with Rudolph and Herschel. (The others were much younger.). We were the same age. Even though I did not see you very often now, I will still miss you. Love you my cousin. Rest In Peace!!
Mary Smith
January 29, 2020
I have fond memories of family gatherings in Uniontown, and I could always count on Rudolph's big smile and warm hugs. What a wonderful legacy!

Sending love and hugs to Ronical, April, Patrick, and family.
Lisa Hines
January 29, 2020
My condolences to my friend Ronical
and family you are in my prayers at this time of Sorrow may God put his loving arms around each and every one of you.
Love always Renita
Renita Gregory-Veals
January 29, 2020
Granddaddy I love you more than you knew. I always made sure to capture our moments together. I know you and Tyrone having a Budweiser right now & catching up. I miss you both & continue to watch over us like you always have.
Tamika Evans
January 29, 2020
My heart breaks a little more knowing my children won't experience the same joy my siblings & I were blessed with, going fishing, & on road trips to KY, listening for the mower first thing in the morning, you teaching us how to drive..just being present. Showing us what Dignity, and respect looks like. What being supported, unconditionally loved, and taught to be strong in every sense of the word feels like. That doesn't even begin to describe our Superman, our granddad. Let Tyrone know I'll still be waiting for him to come visit me for his birthday. I miss you both immensely. Love you granddaddy
Mary Ezell
January 29, 2020
Granddad we will miss watching your dance moves. Please watch over grandma and make sure she is okay.

Love you
Micah Mykel and Mekhi
January 29, 2020
Thank you for being the unconditional love, guidance, & super hero that every child dreams of. Thank you for being our dad. Until we dance again.
Mary Ezell
January 29, 2020
Theres not a man that will ever come close to you. You were my father , grandfather & an example of how a man should be. I love you granddaddy!!!!
Tamika Evans
January 29, 2020
Rest In Peace Uncle. Ronical April and Patrick I love you and I'm sending you hugs and kisses.
Christine Foster
January 29, 2020
Daddy I sit and remember all the times we shared and the laughs.I am going to miss all our dances together and the conversations we had.i know that Tyrone was standing at the gates waiting for you give him a kiss for me. Daddy I LOVE YOU but I know you in good company take care of each other.

Love your daughter
Ronical
Ronical Harris
January 29, 2020
I love you, Uncle Rudolph Rest in Heaven
Simmone Blake
Simmone Blake
January 29, 2020
Unc will miss u so much, please kiss my Auntie Mildred & Mary. Now you & Ty can kick it. Love ya'll
Mark Foster
January 28, 2020
Ms. Ronnie. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Love you
Connie Holifield
January 28, 2020
Love and prayers to my precious friend, Ronnie and the rest of the family. Mr. Harris lived a grand life of many accomplishments! RIH, Mr Harris.❤
Phyllis Lawrence
January 27, 2020
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