HARRIS, Raymond A. 1922-1984
HARRIS, HARPER, PRUISNER
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Date: 1/12/2017 at 07:20:15
Services Held Friday For Archie Harris
Raymond (Archie) Harris passed away at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, February 1 at his home in Stout.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Stout, in Stout. Pastor Don Ringnalda officiated.
Randy and Jill Konken sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Somebody Bigger Than You & I." They were accompanied by Mrs. Bernard Schnell, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Sons serving as casket bearers were Wayne Harris, Archie Harris, Lawrence Harris, Jerry Harris, Lee Harris, Arlyn Harris, Roger Harris and Neal Harris.
The ushers were Harm Meyer and Harvey Eiklenborg. Mrs. Harold Rademaker and Mrs. Richard Ehmen were in charge of the floral arrangements.
The committal service was held immediately following the funeral service. Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church following the service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Interment was in the Stout Cemetery at Stout.
Mr. Harris was born October 8, 1922 at Parkin, AR, the son of Arthur and Emma Ruth Harper Harris. He attained the age of 61 years, three months and 23 days. As a child, his family moved to Olive Branch, MS, and he grew up there. He served in the army during WWII and spent most of his time overseas.
On May 27, 1957 at Osceola, AR he was united in marriage to Doreen Pruisner. After their marriage they lived in and around the Stout area. He worked as a crane operator with heavy equipment in the construction of highway bridges and was presently employed by the Casey firm of Gus Construction.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Doreen of Stout; eight sons, Wayne, Lawrence and Jerry all of Olive Branch, MS; Archie of Memphis, TN; Lee of Minot, ND; Arlyn, Roger and Neal of Stout; three daughters, Mrs. Lou (Jean) Bledsoe of Olive Branch, MS; Mrs. David (Judy) Kramer and Miss Diane Harris, both of Stout; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 February 1984, sec 2, pg 14
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