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Robert D. Harris 1938-2012

Aug 21, 2012

GRAETTINGER — Services for Robert Harris were held Monday, Aug. 20, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger.

Burial was in Valley View Cemetery. Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home in Graettinger handled the services.

Robert Dean Harris was born June 2, 1938, in Graettinger, the son of Hilton (Bud) and Bessie (Derrickson) Harris. He attended Graettinger Schools. Following his education, worked as a hired hand for area farmers.

On Aug. 30, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Thelma Wheeler at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Bob worked at the Graettinger Block and Tile Company, Quaker Oats which later became Cargill and Golden Sun Feeds in Estherville. He retired in 2000 from Golden Sun after 30 years of dedicated service.

On Friday, August 17, 2012, Bob passed away at his home surrounded by his family.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Thelma of Graettinger: three sons: Mark (Jackie), David (Deb) and Emmet (Tina), all of Graettinger; three daughters: Debbie Edwards (Gary) of Graettinger, Lori Harris of Maryville, MO and Diane Harris of Graettinger; two brothers, Cliff Harris (special friend, Phyllis Petersen) of Ruthven and Richard Harris of Hartley; and his sister Eva Lowman (Sam) of Emmetsburg.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Palo Alto County.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com