Obituary for Richard “Dick” Harrell Sr.

Richard “Dick” Harrell Sr.

Richard “Dick” Harrell Sr, 61, of Etna Green, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 12:10 a.m. in his residence. Born November 7, 1959 in South Bend, Indiana, Dick was the son of Theronfield and Opal (Bush) Harrell. He was united in marriage to Mary Cotton on July 1, 1978 in Warsaw, Indiana.

He was a graduate of Warsaw Community High School and continued on to receive an associates degree in computer science in 1994 and a bachelors degree in applied management at Trine University, South Bend in 1998.

Dick worked as a production clerk  and a journey man roll tender for LSC Communication for 41 years, retiring in 2021. He was an avid bowler and involved in many weekly bowling leagues. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society.

Dick is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Harrell of Etna Green; children, Mary (Michael) McDowell of Warsaw, Sandi Kay Harrell of Fort Wayne, Richard Harrell Jr. of Etna Green; siblings James (Nancy) Harrell and Michael (Sandra) Harrell.  He is also survived by grandchildren, Jonathan (Amber), Matthew (Chelsea), Hannah, Jacob, Sarah, Autumn, six great- grandchildren and 2 on the way. He was preceded in passing by a sister, Pamela Harrell, and two grandchildren, Angel and Bradley.

A visitation is planned from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service in celebration of his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021.  Pastor Jamy Gregory will be officiating the services.  Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.

Masks are optional, and social distancing is encouraged. No food is permitted at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

6316 Mutual Dr.

Fort Wayne, IN 46825


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