Robert E. Harves

January 1, 1927 ~ June 3, 2019 (age 92)


Robert E. Harves 92, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday June 3, 2019.

He was born January 1, 1927 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Edward and Anna (Longcamp) Harves. 

He worked as a Construction Worker for R. Bennet Construction, retiring after over 20 years of service.
Bob was a 50 year Mason with the Aurora Masonic Lodge #51.   He was a 1945 Aurora High School Graduate, a member of the Antique Farm Club, Hillforest Historical Foundation and the Fine Art Foundation.

Bob never met a stranger, and would talk to anyone and everyone.  Cattle farming was his hobby along with wood working and refinishing furniture.  Bob even helped build 2 of the children's houses which they are currently living in.  He was an avid sports fan, he especially loved basketball and Nascar.  He enjoyed vacations, gardening and working on cars.  Bob was also an animal lover, particularly cats and dogs.  Christmas was Bob's favorite time of the year, he loved spending time with his friends and family and he will be greatly missed.

Robert is survived by his loving spouse of  almost 65 years Natalie Harves (Osborne), children, Ann (Ron) Bildner of Ponchatoula, LA, Sue (Gregg) Cutter of Aurora, IN, Ric (Tracy) Harves of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brandy Bildner, Leigh Ann (Jose) Gonzalez, Brad Cutter, Brooke (Justin) Ricketts, Linsey (Joe) Abplanalp, Adam Harves, Nicholas Harves; great-grandchildren, Taylor Bildner, Gabriella Gonzalez, and baby Ricketts due in December. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Edwin and Leona Harves.

Friends will be received Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held on Thursday evening.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church at 9813 Mt. Sinai Rd., Aurora, Indiana on Friday June 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm with Pastor LaJo Dunbar and Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.

Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.  

Contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Farm Club or the Switzerland County EMS.  If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.

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June 6, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rullman Hunger Funeral Home
219 Mechanic St,
Aurora, IN 47001

Celebration of Life
June 7, 2019

12:00 PM
Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church
9813 Mt. Sinai Rd.
Aurora, IN 47001

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