David A. Rattray

January 29, 1971 ~ November 22, 2021 (age 50)


David A. Rattray, age 50, of Hanna, IN passed away Monday, November 22, 2021.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Brittany (Zachary) Gifford, Austin, Samantha and Savanna Rattray; grandchildren, Skye, Cora and Kash Gifford; grandmother, Edna Rattray; parents, John Jr. and Jessie Rattray and Brenda (Mike) Dailey; sisters, Michell (Robert) Elizondo and Angela (Chris) Detweiler; brothers, John (Lynn) Rattray III, Ronnie (Laura) Mazac, Cody Dailey: many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his dog “Bella”.

David worked for Cleveland-Cliffs (formerly ArcelorMittal) for the past 7 years, where he and his co-workers shared a bond of brotherhood.  David served in the U.S. Navy right out of high school.  He also served in the Army National Guard out of South Bend, IN, 151st Infantry Unit and was deployed to Afghanistan from 2004-2005. He was an excellent carpenter and could build just about anything.  Earlier this year, David was baptized and became a member of Ross Community Reformed Church.  Some of David’s favorite hobbies were shooting pool, bowling, fishing and cheering on the Cubbies and Bears.  In recent years, he enjoyed spending time at his camper where he created wonderful memories with family and friends.  David lived life to the fullest and was always the life of the party.  He will be missed by the many people he touched throughout his life.

Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd), Highland, IN 46322 on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Tom Archer officiating followed by a procession to Memory Lane Memorial Park in Crown Point, IN.

Memorial donations preferred toward the family.

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home and Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordykey-Michael Kuiper-Vass at 219-838-0800 or by visiting


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November 28, 2021

2:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
November 29, 2021

10:00 AM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

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