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David J. Harry

July 23, 2020


David J. “Rudy” Harry 64 of Dubuque passed away Thursday July 23, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday July 29, 2020 at Linwood Cemetery with Rev. Katrina Richardson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020 with a prayer service at 6:30p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road. Family and friends may also gather after 10:00a.m. Wednesday July 29, 2020 at the funeral home until the procession leaves for the cemetery. 

Rudy was born in Dubuque on October 12, 1955 the son of Lloyd and Harriet (Gerndt) Harry. He graduated from Hempstead High School in 1973. 

Rudy had a great love of Harley’s and took several trips out west, and attended many swap meets. He could be found playing euchre or cribbage any time if he wasn’t giving some little one a ride of “trot-trot to Boston”. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and camping, and feeding his backyard wildlife visitors and his dogs, Bear and Autumn. He was always busy but never to busy to stop and help a friend. 

He is survived by his long time companion of 25 years Myrna Howell a daughter Katie Harry, his grandchildren Jaylynn and Payton and their grandmother Connie Gerhard, his siblings Ted (Lynda) Harry, Jacqueline (Tony) Urbain, Valerie Harry, Brian (Kim) Harry and Barbara (Hal) Burns, many nieces and nephews, along with Myrna’s children Carlene (Lynn) Hillard, Michelle (Dean) Huseman, Amie (Billy) Dean, and Buddy (Kasey) Howell and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also had three God Children Dave Reinert, Rashene Womack, and Zach Donath. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Joshua Stevens,  infant siblings Katherine and Duane Harry; along with  Malcolm Grossheim, Karel & Joseph Reinert, Gary Harry (Connie Dement), and Lloyd Michael Harry.


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July 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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