Robert Kenneth Harrold, 90, of Butler died Friday, May 7, 2021 at The Laurels of DeKalb. Bob was born January 11, 1931 in Churubusco, to the late Kenneth Alva Harrold and Marjorie (Whistler) Harrold.
After graduating from Butler High School, in 1949, Bob worked for the railroad and then enlisted in the Air Force, where he was an aircraft mechanic and from there his love of aviation sparked a lifelong passion of flying. Bob owned his own aircraft maintenance shop. He was a member of the Quiet Birdmen and Flying Shriners. Bob went to Washington DC in 2020 on the Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.
He married Leah Jeanice Harrold, in Carson City, Nevada in 1953; they raised their boys in the Hammond, Indiana area.
Bob was a farmer, collecting tractors and working on them. He was a member of the Farm Power Club in the DeKalb County Tractor Show.
Bob was a Mason, Forest Lodge #239 of Butler.
Bob was a member of the Butler United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah Jeanice Harrold, in 2002; infant daughter, Sue Harrold; grandson, Jacob Ryan Harrold, in January 2021; brothers, Larry and Eugene Harrold; sisters, Mary Ann Drees and Louise Dorsey.
He is survived by sons, Bruce (Susie) Harrold of Greybull, Wyoming and Robert Harrold of Mooresville, Indiana; sister, Elaine Conner; and sisters-in-law, Sharon and Lura Lee Harrold.
Funeral Service is 12, Noon, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at H.E. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 212 North Broadway, in Butler, with calling two hours prior to the service. Face masks are recommended.
Pastor Sam Weicht will be officiating.
Bob will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Churubusco.
Family requests memorials are to Shriners Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.
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