DONALD E. HARRIS, 80 passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 in Greenville, Ohio. He was born February 11, 1931 in Randolph Co., Indiana to the late Norman Monroe and Frances Marie (Morris) Harris. He retired from Allen County Motors as a Ford truck salesman and was a member of the Society of Professional Sales Club with a Diamond rating. After retirement he worked at The Back 9. Mr. Harris was a graduate of Lasantville High School in 1949 and attended Indiana Business College in Muncie, then served in the U. S. Army in the 45th division, 700th ordinance battalion during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and the American Legion #241. He was very involved and served with different associations which include, Cub Scouts, Booster Club, Holy Name Society, Kiwanis and the Avalon Association.
Surviving are his wife, Millie Harris of Fort Wayne; children, Lynn Marie (John) Giordano of Fairfax, Virginia, George Alan (Kim) Harris of Fort Wayne, and Teresa Ann (Kevin) Barjenbruch of Draper, Utah; grandchildren, Brian and Amy Giordano, Cody and Logan Harris, and Matthew and Conner Barjenbruch; siblings, Shelia Nevsimal of Berne, Shirley (Bus) Karnes of Vandalia, Ohio, Sharlene Wetendorf of Decatur, James Norman Harris of Lima, Ohio and Michael (Peg) Harris of Parker, Indiana.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was a brother Curtis Leon Harris.
Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne with 1 hour of Visitation Prior. Visitation was also on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p. m. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN. with a wake service at 4:00 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, American Legion Color Guard, or The Veteran Administration. Please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for complete details or to leave online condolences.
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