Harlan R. Katz
1939 - 2021
McGann Hay, Granger Chapel
13260 SR 23
Granger, IN
Harlan R. Katz
Granger - May 8, 1939 – June 24, 2021
Harlan R. Katz, 82, passed away unexpectedly June 24, 2021. Born May 8, 1939 in South Bend, he was preceded in death by his parents Essi and Lewis Katz.
On December 22, 1963, Harlan married his loving wife Paulette in Chicago, IL. She survives him. Also left to cherish his memory are two children, Marc (Marjorie) Katz of Oak Park, IL and Marcia Swarens of Peoria, AZ; brother, Michael (Barbara and the late Kathryn) Katz of Wilmette, IL; sister, Michelle (Charles and the late Mark Modessitt) Arnett of Oakland, CA; four grandchildren, Henry, Oliver Lillian and Parker along with many caring nieces and nephews.
Harlan was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who relished moments with his family. He was also a hard worker and retired as a Sales Representative with Sealy Mattress in 2007. The joy of retirement led him to volunteering at the escort desk at Memorial Hospital for many years and to the organizing and involvement with his special group of friends called the Koffee Klub. He was a longtime member of Temple Beth-EL, where he served as Past President of the Brotherhood. He was also active in B'nai B'rith on the local and state level serving as past President of both. He will be dearly missed and leaves behind cherished memories.
At the family's request, funeral services will be private. The funeral will be live-streamed, and all are welcome to join on zoom, on Monday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.
To send private condolences to the family and for the Zoom information, please visit www.McGannHay.com.

Published by South Bend Tribune from Jun. 26 to Jun. 27, 2021.
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Paulette, I think of you and Harlan daily. I think of the days when we were growing up together. I think of the phone calls as adults. I think of his concern for us and family. We all miss Harlan and know he will be forever in our hearts and so are you. Love, Michelle
michelle Arnett
July 10, 2021
Hard to find the right words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
Peggy Rowland
June 28, 2021
Paulette, Marcia, Parker, & Marc and family. My deepest condolences to you all. My heart goes out to you. Harlan was a sweet, funny and intelligent man. He always had a warm heart and open arms for me. He will be greatly missed! God bless you all.
Tim & Tracy Heminger
June 28, 2021
Harlan was a beautiful person. He had an easy smile and a great sense of humor and a friend to everyone.
June 28, 2021
Mrs. Katz, I am deeply saddened to hear about Harlan, he was very special to me and I always enjoyed the emails he would send to me with the funnies to make me laugh. He was kind, caring and a wonderful man. I was so happy he started coming back to the Club for coffee. It was always such a highlight in my day to be able to see him. I will miss him greatly and so will many others. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie LeDonne
June 26, 2021
Our deepest condolences go to Marcia, Marc and the rest of the Katz family during this time. Mr. Katz was an amazing Man and I am blessed to have known him. Much love to all of you.
Georgiana Burks and the Burks Family
June 26, 2021
Priscilla, Olivia, and Peter send their heartfelt condolences
The Northrops
June 26, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. Harlan was wonderful & special & will be missed by many. He was always so courteous & kind at your estates, always helpful & charming & handsome.
Cathy Burnside
June 26, 2021
Our deepest sympathies! Harlan was a handsome, loving and fun cousin to us! He will be missed terribly! Love to the family, Jodi and Marilyn peck
Jodi and Marilyn Peck
June 26, 2021
I have fond memories of working with Harlan with the Memorial Hosp. Escort Service for over 12 years. Lots of laughs and some serious conversations. He & I also served on the hospital Auxiliary board for several years. I will miss him fondly...a great friend.
Jim Hill
June 26, 2021
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