Harold E. Sullivan

June 20, 1926March 30, 2012

Harold E. Sullivan, beloved husband, devoted father, and loving grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30 surrounded by his family at the age of 85. His great charm, optimism, work ethic and enthusiasm for life will be deeply missed. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Alma C, and Timothy E. Sullivan.

Upon graduating from Cathedral High School, Harold proudly served in the Navy during WWII and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from The University of Notre Dame. Harold began his career in the transportation industry as a trucking executive for various firms and was a member of the Indiana Motor Trucking Association since 1954. Harold “retired” in 2009 but continued to work part time as a consultant and was the emcee for the annual IMTA truck rodeo. Some of his fondest moments included a trip to Ireland for his 80th birthday with family, as well as the annual family vacation in Minocqua, WI. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn, eight children: Tom (Sharon), Tim (Jeannie), Marianne Cappel (Paul), Pam Wickham (Paul) Mike (Ann), Colleen Nelson (Bill), John and Suzanne Richards (Gary) and 18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Norma Sallee and brother-in-law, Dutch Roembke as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Rosemary Roembke.

Harold, a devout Catholic was an extremely active member of Christ the King Catholic Church serving in many ministries over the past 60 years.

Family and friends will gather Tuesday, April 3rd, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 71st Street at Keystone. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 4th, 10:30 am at the mortuary with a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am in Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Harold asked that memorial contributions be made to Christ the King Catholic Church or to the Catholic Youth Organization. Memorial tributes may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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andy stevens

April 5, 2012

John, I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. It is a very difficult time to get through. Friends and family are here to guide you through it. Hang in there and my codolences to the entire Sullivan family.Remember he is with God, in a peaceful place.

Andy Stevens, also Bob and Trudy Stevens

Kathy McKean

April 4, 2012

I know what it's like to lose your dad, even after a long and full life. Thinking of you.

Randy Beckman

April 4, 2012

To Tom and the Sullivan family,
My condolences on the loss of your father and your friend. He had a long full life that impacted others in a positive way. Although he has passed from this life, the good memories of him will remain with you and others. Take care.

Lonette Turner

April 4, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I remember him so well and very fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and keep you close.

Tiffany Meltzer

April 4, 2012

Tom, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Diane Hisle

April 3, 2012

Tom, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I can empathize with you as both of my parents have passed. I pray that you and your family will be comforted by God's mercy in the days ahead.

Tim Conger

April 3, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Chuck Davis

April 3, 2012

To the Sullivan family:
Harold was a great friend for the last 20 years....the forever optimist and great example of a gentleman! Our prayers are with you.

April 2, 2012

To all of the Sullivan family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful man. My earliest memories of Christ the King with Colleen are filled with the warmth and infectious spirit of Harold. He and I shared a personal joke and I called him Arnold and he gave so much to so many and never asked for anything in return. I can not think of the Christ the King festival and not hear his voice booming over the PA system as master of ceremonies and keeping all the festivities going. I feel blessed to have known him. He will be missed and you will all carry the best part of him with you always in your hearts. My love to all. Michele Greskamp Sabol (Palm City, FL)

Jennifer Leibacher

April 2, 2012

Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose a parent especially when they were a great one. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Scot, Jennifer, Jillian and Jeremy Leibacher